Georges bataille’s theory of violence and the current sociology of violence

This article is about the theory of violence created in the 1930s by the French intelectual Georges Bataille. Bataille thought on violence as an act of transgression in which people do leave the socio-cultural order they live in. For sociologists this view is confusing. Because sociology thinks abou...

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Autor principal: Riekenberg, Michael
Formato: Artículo revista
Lenguaje:Español
Publicado: Centro Universitario Regional Zona Atlántica - Universidad Nacional del Comahue - Argentin 2017
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Acceso en línea:http://revele.uncoma.edu.ar/index.php/Sociales/article/view/1465
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Sumario:This article is about the theory of violence created in the 1930s by the French intelectual Georges Bataille. Bataille thought on violence as an act of transgression in which people do leave the socio-cultural order they live in. For sociologists this view is confusing. Because sociology thinks about orders (systems, structures, figurations, etc.), otherwise it does not have anything to say. Furthermore Bataille did not believe in the potential of (academic) language to represent violence in stories. Thus, Bataille`s theory leads us to the question how to understand a violence that exists beyond an order and which cannot be told adequately.