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Soft Subversions (Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents)
This collection of Felix Guattari's essays, lectures, and interviews traces the militant anti-psychiatrist and theorist's thought and activity throughout the 1980s ("the winter years"). Concepts such as "micropolitics," "schizoanalysis," and "becoming-woman" open up new horizons for political and creative resistance in the "postmedia era."Guattari's energetic analyses of a ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 1st 1996 by Semiotext(e)
(first published 1996)
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I finally finished this little booklet, just needed a little time to myself for once and Thanksgiving break did it. Overall, it started off really excellent with Sections I (Schizo-Culture) and II (Minority Politics) but then slipped off a bit in III (Desiring Cinemachines) and IV (Beyond Marx and Freud). That's not to say those sections aren't interesting, but I don't really care much about cinema and section IV was basically Diet Anti-Oedipus; though, to be fair, there were some unique items. ...more
Pierre-Félix Guattari was a French militant, an institutional psychotherapist, philosopher, and semiotician; he founded both schizoanalysis and ecosophy. Guattari is best known for his intellectual collaborations with Gilles Deleuze, most notably Anti-Oedipus (1972) and A Thousand Plateaus (1980), the two volumes of Capitalism and Schizophrenia.More about Félix Guattari...