Soft Subversions, New Edition: Texts and Interviews 1977–1985 (Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents)
This new edition of Soft Subversions expands, reorganizes, and develops the original 1996 publication, offering a carefully organized arrangement of essays, interviews, and short texts that present a fuller scope to Guattari's thinking from 1977 to 1985. This period encompasses what Guattari himself called the "Winter Years" of the early 1980s--the ascent of the Right, the...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 1st 2009 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...