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The ambivalence of scarcity and other essays, Paul Dumouchel

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The ambivalence of scarcity and other essays
Title
The ambivalence of scarcity and other essays
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Paul Dumouchel
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
First published in French in 1979, "The Ambivalence of Scarcity" was a groundbreaking work on mimetic theory. Now expanded upon with new and never-before-published conference texts and essays, this version explores Rene Girard's philosophy in three sections: economy and economics, mimetic theory, and violence and politics in modern societies. The first section argues that though mimetic theory is in many ways critical of modern economic theory, this criticism can contribute to the enrichment of economic thinking. The second section explores the issues of nonviolence and misrecognition (meconnaissance), which have been at the center of many discussions of Girard's work. The final section proposes mimetic analyses of the violence typical of modern societies, from high school bullying to genocide and terrorist attacks. Politics, Dumouchel argues, is a violent means of protecting us from our own violent tendencies, and it can at times become the source of the very savagery from which it seeks to protect us. The book's conclusion analyzes the relationship between ethics and economics, opening new avenues of research and inviting further exploration
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Cataloging source
P@U
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1951-
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Dumouchel, Paul
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1923-2015
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Girard, René
Series statement
Studies in violence, mimesis, and culture
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  • Economics
  • Scarcity
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Economics
  • Scarcity
Label
The ambivalence of scarcity and other essays, Paul Dumouchel
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Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-378) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ON MIMETIC THEORY
  • Mimetism and Autonomy
  • Violence and Nonviolence
  • Differences and Paradoxes: Reflections on Love and Violence in Girard's Work
  • Creation and Conversion in Girard
  • Mimetic Theory: Concepts and Models
  • "De la meconnaissance"
  • pt. 3
  • ON VIOLENCE AND POLITICS IN MODERN SOCIETIES
  • Hobbes: The Sovereignty Race
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  • Ijime
  • From Scapegoat to God
  • Violence and Indifference
  • Mimetism and Genocides
  • Suicide Attacks: Military and Social Aspects
  • Inside Out: Political Violence in the Age of Globalization
  • pt. 1
  • ON ECONOMY AND ECONOMICS
  • Ambivalence of Scarcity
  • Indifference and Envy: Girard and the Anthropological Analysis of Modern Economy
  • Mimetic Rereading of Helmut Schoeck's Envy: A Theory of Social Behaviour
  • Homo mimeticus as an Economic Agent
  • pt. 2
Control code
ocn888538980
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 383 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609174170
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
ebc3338367
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt768651
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)888538980
Label
The ambivalence of scarcity and other essays, Paul Dumouchel
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-378) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ON MIMETIC THEORY
  • Mimetism and Autonomy
  • Violence and Nonviolence
  • Differences and Paradoxes: Reflections on Love and Violence in Girard's Work
  • Creation and Conversion in Girard
  • Mimetic Theory: Concepts and Models
  • "De la meconnaissance"
  • pt. 3
  • ON VIOLENCE AND POLITICS IN MODERN SOCIETIES
  • Hobbes: The Sovereignty Race
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Ijime
  • From Scapegoat to God
  • Violence and Indifference
  • Mimetism and Genocides
  • Suicide Attacks: Military and Social Aspects
  • Inside Out: Political Violence in the Age of Globalization
  • pt. 1
  • ON ECONOMY AND ECONOMICS
  • Ambivalence of Scarcity
  • Indifference and Envy: Girard and the Anthropological Analysis of Modern Economy
  • Mimetic Rereading of Helmut Schoeck's Envy: A Theory of Social Behaviour
  • Homo mimeticus as an Economic Agent
  • pt. 2
Control code
ocn888538980
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 383 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609174170
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
ebc3338367
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt768651
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)888538980

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