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ISBN-10: 0745328202
ISBN-13: 9780745328201
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
Publish Date: 05/01/2009
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 5.30" W, 0.70" H

Felix Guattari: A Critical Introduction

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Overview

Praise for Gary Genosko’s previous book, Felix Guattari: An Aberrant Introduction:

‘Genosko skillfully presents the semiotic, psychiatric, and political underpinnings of Guattari’s philosophy and activism.’
Brian Massumi, University of Montreal

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.

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'A brilliant and long overdue book. It shows once and for all that Guattari was not merely one half of one of the twentieth century's greatest intellectual collaborations, but also a powerful thinker in his own right who did a great deal to transform the way we think about the relation between individuals and society.'

Ian Buchanan, Professor of Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University, founding editor of the Deleuze Studies Journal

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Details

ISBN-10: 0745328202
ISBN-13: 9780745328201
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
Publish Date: 05/01/2009
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 5.30" W, 0.70" H
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