A Shock to Thought: Expressions after Deleuze and Guattari

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A Shock to Thought brings together a collection of excellent essays that explore the implications of Deleuze and Guattari's philosophy of expression in a number of contemporary contexts: beauty vs. modernism, reflection to postmodernism, sensation and politics, the conditions of emergence, and the virtual in politics, poetry, music and digital culture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415238038
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.42 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Massumi is in the Department of English at the State University of New York at Albany. He is best known as the translator of Deleuze and Guattari's A Thousand Plateaus and author of The User's Guide to Capitalism and Schizophrenia: Deviations from Deleuze and Guattari.

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
1 Beauty: machinic repetition in the age of art 3
2 Beauty lies in the eye 9
3 Aesthetics: a place I've never seen 20
4 A bestiary of territoriality and expression: poster fish, bower birds, and spiny lobsters 47
5 Literature, language, and the non-human 60
6 Exposure: Pasolini in the flesh 77
7 Cruel: Antonin Artaud and Gilles Deleuze 85
8 Subjectless subjectivities 101
9 The dancer's body 117
10 Neo-archaism 131
11 Diagram, inscription, sensation 149
12 Sound ideas 171
13 Putting the virtual back into VR 188
14 Trans-subjective transferential borderspace 215
15 From transference to the aesthetic paradigm: a conversation with Felix Guattari 240
Index 246
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