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Du sacrifice au potlatch
D’Alfred Métraux à Claude Lévi-Strauss

  • Publication type: Article from a collective work
  • Collective work: La Part maudite de Georges Bataille. La dépense et l’excès
  • Author: Massonet (Stéphane)
  • Abstract: “From sacrifice to potlatch” retraces the genesis of the “ethnographic moment” of Bataille’s thought. By rereading the testimonial of his friend Alfred Métraux, we suggest that he was not only a mediator that would introduce Georges Bataille to Marcel Mauss writings and the theory of gift, but that his research on the sacrifices and the cannibalism of the Tupinamba would have a deep influence on the ideas that Batailles developed in The Accursed Share in 1949.
  • Pages: 191 to 202
  • Last edition: 2015
  • Collection: Encounters, n° 124
  • Subcollection: Twentieth and twenty-first century literature, n° 19

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  • ISBN: 978-2-8124-3829-5
  • ISSN: 2103-5636
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-8124-3831-8.p.0191
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Parution date: 09-02-2015
  • Language: French
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