On Anarchy & Schizoanalysis
Using the anti-oedipal insights of Deleuze and Guattaris classic work on capitalism and schizophrenia, Perez argues for anti-fascist strategies in everyday life. This book is a first step in applying schizoanalytic theories to concrete social issues like feminism, the family, madness, desire, advertising, sexuality, subcultures, andstructure of all structurescapitalism its...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 1st 1990 by Autonomedia
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Recommended to me for a while now, I finally got around to reading Rolando Perez's On Anarchy & Schizoanalysis. The strength of the book is Perez's ability to take the broad, abstract concepts of Deleuze & Guattari and give them corporeality by applying these concepts to an(archist) practice. What's with the parentheses? This is from Perez himself, who uses "an(archy)" mainly to separate himself from the 80's punk version of anarchism in favor of a proto-post-anarchism, but also because...more
This is the first text on D&G I have come across that actually elaborates on their ideas in a clear and easily-understandable manner. I have tried to think of the applicability of D&G's ideas in my own life and manner of viewing the world, and Perez has finally given me insight into how and why lines of flight, bodies without organs, rhizomes, etc. are important to my own life project. This books gives me motivation to re-read some of Capitalism and Schizophrenia in order to seek out new...more
Very stimulating in its layout of antipsychiatry and schizo-analysis, merging Nietzsche and Deleuze. But the illustrations, from _Optical and Geometrical Allover Patterns_, by Jean Larcher are worth the price of admission, though I don't recall their being mentioned in the text.