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The Resource René Girard's mimetic theory, Wolfgang Palaver ; translated by Gabriel Borrud

René Girard's mimetic theory, Wolfgang Palaver ; translated by Gabriel Borrud

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René Girard's mimetic theory
Title
René Girard's mimetic theory
Statement of responsibility
Wolfgang Palaver ; translated by Gabriel Borrud
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
A systematic introduction into the mimetic theory of the French-American literary theorist and philosophical anthropologist Ren Girard, this essential text explains its three main pillars (mimetic desire, the scapegoat mechanism, and the Biblical difference) with the help of examples from literature and philosophy. This book also offers an overview of Ren Girard's life and work, showing how much mimetic theory results from existential and spiritual insights into one's own mimetic entanglements. Furthermore it examines the broader implications of Girard's theories, from the mimetic aspect of sovereignty and wars to the relationship between the scapegoat mechanism and the question of capital punishment. Mimetic theory is placed within the context of current cultural and political debates like the relationship between religion and modernity, terrorism, the death penalty, and gender issues. Drawing textual examples from European literature (Cervantes, Shakespeare, Goethe, Kleist, Stendhal, Storm, Flaubert, Dostoevsky, Proust) and philosophy (Plato, Camus, Sartre, Lvi-Strauss, Derrida, Vattimo), Palaver uses mimetic theory to explore the themes they present. A highly accessible book, this text is complemented by bibliographical references to Girard's widespread work and secondary literature on mimetic theory and its applications, comprising a valuable bibliographical archive that provides the reader with an overview of the development and discussion of mimetic theory until the present day
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
E7B
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1958-
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Palaver, Wolfgang
Dewey number
203/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
B2430.G494
LC item number
P3513 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Borrud, Gabriel
Series statement
Studies in violence, mimesis, and culture
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  • Girard, René
  • Imitation
  • Mimesis in literature
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Girard, René
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Imitation
  • Mimesis in literature
  • Philosophy, Modern
Label
René Girard's mimetic theory, Wolfgang Palaver ; translated by Gabriel Borrud
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-396)-and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Preface to the English Edition""; ""1. Life and Work of René Girard""; ""2. Religion and Modernity""; ""3. Mimetic Desire""; ""4. The Scapegoat Mechanism as Origin of Culture""; ""5. Biblical Revelation and Christianity""; ""6. Political Implications of the Mimetic Theory""; ""7. Mimetic Theory and Gender""; ""Chronology""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index of Terms""; ""Index of Names""
Control code
823739094
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 403 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781628951073
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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  • 22573/ctt6z1ghj
  • 489d7440-69ac-49c8-8a8a-5a7d9ce9e1b8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823739094
Label
René Girard's mimetic theory, Wolfgang Palaver ; translated by Gabriel Borrud
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-396)-and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Preface to the English Edition""; ""1. Life and Work of René Girard""; ""2. Religion and Modernity""; ""3. Mimetic Desire""; ""4. The Scapegoat Mechanism as Origin of Culture""; ""5. Biblical Revelation and Christianity""; ""6. Political Implications of the Mimetic Theory""; ""7. Mimetic Theory and Gender""; ""Chronology""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index of Terms""; ""Index of Names""
Control code
823739094
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 403 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781628951073
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt6z1ghj
  • 489d7440-69ac-49c8-8a8a-5a7d9ce9e1b8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823739094

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