Often approached through their "micropolitics of desire," the joint works of Deleuze and Guattari are rarely part of the discussion when classical and contemporary problems of political thought come under scrutiny. Yet if we follow the trajectory from Anti-Oedipus (1972) to A Thousand Plateaus (1980), it becomes clear that these problems were redeveloped during a period of historical transition marked by the end of the wars of decolonization, the transformation of global capitalism, and by recombinations of the forces of collective resistance that were as deep as they were uncertain. In State and Politics, Guillaume Sibertin-Blanc measures how Deleuze and Guattari engage with the upheavals of their time by confronting their thought with its main interlocutor, Marxism, with its epistemological field (historical materialism), with its critical program (the critique of political economy), and with its political grammar (class struggle). Three new hypotheses emerge from these encounters: the hypothesis of the Urstaat, embodying an excess of sovereign violence over the State apparatus and over its political investments; the hypothesis of a power of the "war machine" that States can only ever appropriate partially, and to which they can be subordinated; and the hypothesis of an excess of "destructivism" in capitalist accumulation over its productive organization. These three excesses betray the haunting presence of the period between the wars in the political thought of Deleuze and Guattari, but they also allow Deleuze and Guattari's ideas to communicate with contemporary thinkers of the impolitical. The reader discovers not only a new political theory but also the plurality of ways in which extreme violence -- violence capable of destroying politics itself -- can arise.
Deleuze and Guattari on Marx
Author: Guillaume Sibertin-Blanc
Groundbreaking essays that introduce Guattari's theories of"schizo-analysis," in an expanded edition.
Texts and Interviews 1972-1977
Author: Félix Guattari
Over the last decade the question of the relationship between organisations and society has been subject to much debate, often of a critical nature. The decade has seen protests concerning the actions of organisations, exposures of corporate exploitation and unfolding accounting scandals. At the same time ethical behaviour and a concern for the environment have been shown to have a positive correlation with corporate performance. The nature of corporate social responsibility is therefore a topical one for businesses and academics. There are however many different perspectives upon what is meant by corporate social responsibility and how this might be applied within organisations. This book explores some of these different perspectives based upon the experiences of different people in different parts of the world. There has been much written about globalisation – some of it positive and much of it negative. It is a subject which arouses definite opinions. Despite the fact that the word globalisation is part of the title of this book it is not our intention to contribute to this debate. Instead we use the word globalisation in its original sense to represent the ubiquity of the concern for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) which is the subject matter of this book. Specifically we are concerned with the social contract between an organisation and its stakeholders. It is apparent that any actions which an organisation undertakes will have an effect not just upon itself but also upon the external environment within which that organisation resides. In considering the effect of the organisation upon its external environment it must be recognised that this environment includes both the business environment in which the firm is operating, the local societal environment in which the organisation is located and the wider global environment. Effectively therefore there is a social contract between organizations and their stakeholders. Recognition of the rights of all stakeholders and the duty of a business to be accountable in this wider context therefore has been largely a relatively recent phenomenon. The economic view of accountability only to owners has only recently been subject to debate to any considerable extent. In the current environment there is a need to debate this issue and its implications. This book therefore recognises the international scope of the interest in corporate social responsibility both through the contributions made by the authors of the respective chapters, who come from various parts of the world, and also through the international importance of the perspectives offered by these contributors. In doing so the various authors demonstrate that corporations are a part of society just as much as each of us is as a individual. Furthermore they demonstrate that the issues and concerns are not local ones but are international is scope and concern us all. The contributions to this book provide a representation of the range of concern for this relationship and the range of topics which fall within the subject matter of CSR. Among the authors who have contributed to this book are representatives from every continent and from a wide range of disciplines. The topics which are considered in the various chapters are equally diverse.
Author: Kiymet Tunca Caliyurt,David Crowther
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Political Science
Reflections on Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace,” these original essays examine various facets of violence and human efforts to create peace. Religion is deeply involved in both processes: ones that produce violence and ones that seek to create harmony. In the war on terror, radical religion is often seen to be a major cause of inter-group violence. However, these essays show a much more complex picture in which religion is often on the receiving end of conflict that has its origin in the actions of the state in response to tensions between majorities and minorities. As this volume demonstrates, the more public religion becomes, the more likely it is to be imbricated in communal strife.
Essays on Religion and Violence
Author: Bryan S. Turner
Publisher: Anthem Press
Category: Social Science
Poetic Community examines the relationship between poetry and community formation in the decades after the Second World War. In four detailed case studies (of Black Mountain College in North Carolina, the Caribbean Artists Movement in London, the Women’s Liberation Movement at sites throughout the US, and the Toronto Research Group in Canada) the book documents and compares a diverse group of social models, small press networks, and cultural coalitions informing literary practice during the Cold War era. Drawing on a wealth of unpublished archival materials, Stephen Voyce offers new and insightful comparative analysis of poets such as John Cage, Charles Olson, Adrienne Rich, Kamau Brathwaite, and bpNichol. In contrast with prevailing critical tendencies that read mid-century poetry in terms of expressive modes of individualism, Poetic Community demonstrates that the most important literary innovations of the post-war period were the results of intensive collaboration and social action opposing the Cold War’s ideological enclosures.
Avant-Garde activism and Cold War Culture
Author: Stephen Voyce
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Maschinischer Kapitalismus und molekulare Revolution
Author: Gerald Raunig
Kapitalismus und Schizophrenie
Author: Gilles Deleuze,Félix Guattari
Author: Peter Sloterdijk,Hans-Jürgen Heinrichs
A new, expanded, and reorganized edition of a collection of texts that present a fuller scope to Guattari's thinking from 1977 to 1985.
Texts and Interviews 1977-1985
Author: Félix Guattari
Author: Catherine Malabou
Author: Jean-Louis Schefer
Es ist vielmehr die intellektuelle Erfahrung einer verstörenden und beunruhigenden Präsenz, die den eigenen Blick auf die Gegenwart durchkreuzt. Diese Leseerfahrung wird jeder machen, der in diesen Band mit Aufsätzen, Interviews und kleineren Beiträgen von Gilles Deleuze eintaucht. So zeigt sich etwa die Nähe seiner kritischen Stimme zu aktuellen politischen Debatten, wie sie von Slavoj Žižek oder Noam Chomsky bis hin zu Michael Hardt und Toni Negri geführt werden. Auch seine Überlegungen zur Philosophie des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts, zum zeitgenössischen Kino und zur Filmtheorie, zur Psychoanalyse oder zur Literatur haben ihr Korrelat in der Gegenwart. Krieg, Pazifismus, Toleranz, Revolution, Drogen, Befreiung und Kritik - das sind Deleuze' Stichworte zur Erkundung des Heute, die nichts von ihrer Sprengkraft verloren haben. (Quelle: www.suhrkamp.de).
Texte und Gespräche von 1975 bis 1995
Author: Gilles Deleuze
Author: Paul Virilio,Sylvère Lotringer