Bataille's Peak: Energy, Religion, and Postsustainability

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As the price of oil climbs toward $100 a barrel, our impending post-fossil fuel future appears to offer two alternatives: a bleak existence defined by scarcity and sacrifice or one in which humanity places its faith in technological solutions with unforeseen consequences. Are there other ways to imagine life in an era that will be characterized by resource depletion? The French intellectual Georges Bataille saw energy as the basis of all human activity--the essence of the human--and he envisioned a society that, instead ...

Bataille's Peak: Energy, Religion, and Postsustainability 2007, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816648191

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Bataille's Peak: Energy, Religion, and Postsustainability 2007, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816648184

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