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Chaosophy: Texts and Interviews, 1972--1977

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Overview

Chaosophy is an introduction to Félix Guattari's groundbreaking theories of "schizo-analysis": a process meant to replace Freudian interpretation with a more pragmatic, experimental, and collective approach rooted in reality.

Unlike Freud, who utilized neuroses as his working model, Guattari adopted the model of schizophrenia—which he believed to be an extreme mental state induced by the capitalist system itself, and one that enforces neurosis as a way of maintaining normality. Guattari's post-Marxist vision of capitalism provides a new definition not only of mental illness, but also of the micropolitical means for its subversion.

Chaosophy includes such provocative pieces as "Everybody Wants to Be a Fascist," a group of texts on Guattari's collaborative work with Gilles Deleuze (including the appendix to Anti-Oedipus, not available in the English edition), and "How Martians Make Love," a roundtable discussion with Guattari,Lotringer, Catherine Clément, and Serge Leclaire from 1972 (still unpublished in French). This new, expanded edition features a new introduction by François Dosse (author of a new biography of Guattari and Gilles Deleuze) and a range of additional essays, including "Franco Basaglia: Guerrilla Psychiatrist," "The Transference," "Semiological Subjection, Semiotic Enslavement," "The Place of the Signifier in the Institution," and "Three Billion Perverts on the Stand."

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"This book can not only be seen to serve as a concise introduction to Guattari's style of thought, but also as a valuable addition to the Continental canon as a snapshot in the direction of French thought after the turbulence of May '68." Andrew Aitken Metapsychology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584350606
  • Publisher: Semiotexte/Smart Art
  • Publication date: 11/30/2008
  • Series: Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents
  • Edition description: new edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,260,454
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.88 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Félix Guattari (1930—1992), post-'68 French psychoanalyst and philosopher, is the author of Anti-Oedipus (with Gilles Deleuze), and a number of books published by Semiotext(e), including The Anti-Oedipus Papers,Chaosophy, and Soft Subversions.

Sylvère Lotringer is Jean Baudrillard Chair at the European Graduate School,Switzerland, and Professor Emeritus of French literature and philosophy at Columbia University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Francois Dosse Dosse, Francois

Pt. I Deleuze/Guattari on Anti-Oedipus

1 Capitalism: A Very Special Delirium

2 Capitalism and Schizophrenia

3 In Flux

4 Balance-Sheet for "Desiring-Machines"

Pt. II Beyond Analysis

5 Guerrilla in Psychiatry: Franco Basaglia

6 Laing Divided

7 Mary Barnes's "Trip"

8 The Best Capitalist Drug

9 Everybody Wants to be a Fascist

10 La Borde: A Clinic Unlike Any Other

11 Beyond the Psychoanalytical Unconscious

Pt. III Minor Politics

12 To Have Done with the Massacre of the Body

13 Three Billion Perverts on the Stand

14 I Have Even Met Happy Drag Queens

15 Becoming-Woman

Pt. IV Cinemachines

16 Cinema of Desire

17 Cinema Fou

18 The Poor Man's Couch

19 Not So Mad

Pt. V Schizo-Culture in New York

20 Molecular Revolutions

21 Desire is Power, Power is Desire

22 Gangs in New York

Bibliography

Notes

Index

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