By Brian Massumi

ISBN-10: 0262631431

ISBN-13: 9780262631433

A User's consultant to Capitalism and Schizophrenia is a playful and emphatically functional elaboration of the foremost collaborative paintings of the French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. while learn in addition to its rigorous textual notes, the ebook additionally turns into the richest scholarly remedy of Deleuze's complete philosophical oeuvre on hand in any language. ultimately, the handfuls of specific examples that Brian Massumi furnishes from modern inventive, medical, and renowned city tradition make the booklet a tremendous, maybe even primary textual content inside of present debates on postmodern tradition and politics.Capitalism and Schizophrenia is the final name 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 good assertion of this type of nomad philosophy Deleuze and Guattari suggest as a substitute to nation philosophy.Brian Massumi is Professor of Comparative Literature at McGill University.

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