- Subject index
This accessible book examines critically the writings of Deleuze and Guattari, clarifying the ideas of these two notoriously difficult thinkers without over-simplifying them. Divided into three sections - Knowledge, Power, and Liberation of Desire - the book provides a systematic account of the intellectual context as well as an exhaustive analysis of the key themes informing Deleuze and Guattari's work. It provides the framework for reading the important and influential study Capitalism and Schizophrenia and, with the needs of students in mind, explains the key concepts in Deleuze and Guattari's discussion of philosophy, art and politics. Definitive and incisive, the book will be invaluable in situating the philosop
Chapter 5: Escaping Dominant Discourses
Escaping Dominant Discourses
Deleuze and Guattari aimed to counter the effects of power by constructing a revolutionary discourse which is liberated from the effects of repressing antiproduction. Since power is mediated through representation, the only way in which repressive structures of society can be removed is by changing the way in which we think, and hence the way in which power operates in society.1 This strategy will eventually distance the style of thought adopted by Deleuze and Guattari from all their contemporaries – as evidenced in A Thousand Plateaus. Their thought is remarkable for freeing itself from representation, legislation, critique, and interpretation. Instead, Deleuze and Guattari aim to extract a positive force from a wide variety of differing fields and styles of discourse. ...