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Guattari Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts

Guattari Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts
Paul Elliott

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Guattari Reframed presents a timely and urgent rehabilitation of one of the twentieth century's most engaged and engaging cultural philosophers. Best known as an activist and practising psychiatrist, Guattari's work is increasingly understood as both eerily prescient and vital in the context of contemporary culture. Employing the language of visual culture and concrete examples drawn from it, this book introduces and reassesses the major concepts developed throughout Guattari's writings and his call to transform the deadening homogeneity of contemporary existence into the 'universe of creative enchantments'. Paul Elliott asserts the significance of Guattari as a revolutionary philosopher and cultural theorist, and invites the reader to transform both their understanding of his work and their lives through his ideas.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Guattari De-leuzed
  • Part One: How to Critique your Milieu
  • Chapter one: The Clinical Milieu- Transversality
  • Chapter two: The Cultural Milieu - The Molar and the Molecular
  • Chapter three: The Political Milieu- Micropolitics
  • Part Two: How to Make Yourself a War Machine
  • Chapter four: The Machine
  • Chapter five: Schizoanalysis
  • Chapter six: Faciality
  • Chapter seven: The Refrain
  • Part Three: How to Think Chaosophically
  • Chapter eight: Molecular Revolution
  • Chapter nine: Cinematic Desiring Machines
  • Chapter Ten: Ecosophy
  • Conclusion: Guattari Reframed
  • Glossary
  • Select Bibliography
  • Filmography
  • Index

Author Info

Paul Elliott is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Worcester and the author of Hitchcock and the Cinema of Sensations.


'Elliott’s book is well researched, well argued, and lucid — in short it is a welcome and long-awaited breath of fresh air into the world of Guattari commentary.'
Jonathan Fardy, Foucault Studies


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Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Series: Contemporary Thinkers Reframed

ISBN: 9781780762333
Publication Date: 29 May 2012
Number of Pages: 160
Height: 174
Width: 124
Illustrations: 6 bw integrated illustrations

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