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A User's Guide to Capitalism and Schizophrenia: Deviations by Brian Massumi

By Brian Massumi

A User's consultant to Capitalism and Schizophrenia is a playful and emphatically useful elaboration of the main collaborative paintings of the French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. whilst learn in addition to its rigorous textual notes, the publication additionally turns into the richest scholarly therapy of Deleuze's complete philosophical oeuvre to be had in any language. ultimately, the handfuls of specific examples that Brian Massumi furnishes from modern inventive, medical, and renowned city tradition make the booklet an immense, maybe even imperative textual content inside present debates on postmodern tradition and politics.Capitalism and Schizophrenia is the overall identify for 2 books released a decade aside. the 1st, Anti-Oedipus, was once a response to the occasions of May/June 1968; it's a critique of "state-happy" Marxism and "school-building" lines of psychoanalysis. the second one, 1000 Plateaus, is an test at a favorable assertion of this sort of nomad philosophy Deleuze and Guattari suggest in its place to nation philosophy.Brian Massumi is Professor of Comparative Literature at McGill University.

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