Felix Guattari: A Critical Introduction

Felix Guattari: A Critical Introduction

by Gary Genosko
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745328210

ISBN-13: 9780745328218

Pub. Date: 05/26/2009

Publisher: Pluto Press

This is an introduction to the thought of the radical French thinker Félix Guattari. It is ideal for undergraduates and anyone studying political and cultural theory.

Guattari's main works were published in the 1970s and 1980s. His background was in psychoanalysis — he was trained by Lacan and he practised as a psychoanalyst for much of his life. He

Overview

This is an introduction to the thought of the radical French thinker Félix Guattari. It is ideal for undergraduates and anyone studying political and cultural theory.

Guattari's main works were published in the 1970s and 1980s. His background was in psychoanalysis — he was trained by Lacan and he practised as a psychoanalyst for much of his life. He developed a distinctive psychoanalytic method informed always by his revolutionary politics.

Guattari was actively involved in numerous political movements, from Trotskyism to Autonomism, tackling ecological and sexual politics along the way. A true believer in collectivity, much of his work was written in collaboration, most famously with Gilles Deleuze, with whom he wrote the hugely influential books Anti-Oedipus and A Thousand Plateaus. He also wrote with Antonio Negri and others.

This accessible introduction explores his highly original ideas — including his ground-breaking conception of 'transversal politics' — and the impact his concern with subjectivity had on wider political theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745328218
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
05/26/2009
Series:
Modern European Thinkers Series
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1: The Formation of a Young Militant
2: Transversality and Politics
3: Subjectivity, Art, and Ecosophy
4: A-signifying Semiotics
5: Informatic Striation
6: Minor Cinema
7: Affect and Epilepsy
Conclusion
References
Index

 

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