Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Dystopia

Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Dystopia

It explores contemporary dystopia's complex links with minoritarian politics, posing the question of whether it could be considered as what Deleuze and Guattari call “a minor literature” (2003, p. 16). If contemporary dystopia functions ...

Author: Rahime Çokay Nebioğlu

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030431457

Category: Philosophy

Page: 201

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This book offers an insightful history of dystopian literature, integrating it within the conceptual schemas of Deleuze and Guattari. Unlike earlier examples of dystopia which depict representations of a possible future that is remarkably worse than present society, contemporary dystopia often tends to portray an almost allegorical re-presentation of present society. Tracing dystopia’s shift from transcendence towards immanence with the rise of late neoliberal capitalism and control-societies, Çokay Nebioğlu skilfully constructs a new taxonomy of dystopian fiction to address this changing dynamic. Accompanied by a subtle exploration of earlier and later examples of the genre by George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, William Gibson, Max Barry, Dave Eggers, Cindy Pon, and Tahsin Yücel along with rich and nuanced analysis of China Mieville’s Perdido Street Station and Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy, the book seeks not only to track the transformation of dystopia in light of worldwide cultural, political and economic transformation, but also to conduct a schizoanalytic reading of dystopia, thus opening up an exciting field of enquiry for Deleuzian scholars.
Categories: Philosophy

Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Literature

Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Literature

In this case dystopia was embraced, drawing from the more nihilist elements of Lyotard's Libidinal Economy (1974), to strip out the residual moral and affirmative moments of Deleuze and Guattari's schizoanalysis.

Author: Ian Buchanan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472526359

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

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In 1972, the French theorists Deleuze and Guattari unleashed their collaborative project-which they termed schizoanalysis-upon the world. Today, few disciplines in the humanities and social sciences have been left untouched by its influence. Through a series of groundbreaking applications of Deleuze and Guattari's work to a diverse range of literary contexts, from Shakespeare to science fiction, this collection demonstrates how schizoanalysis has transformed and is transforming literary scholarship. Intended for upper-level undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars with an interest in continental philosophy, literary theory and critical and cultural theory, Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Literature is a cutting edge volume, featuring some of the most original voices in the field, setting the agenda for future research.
Categories: Philosophy

Exploring Videogames with Deleuze and Guattari

Exploring Videogames with Deleuze and Guattari

... and the Street in Modernist Urbanism', in Gordon, M., Prakash, G. and Tilley, H. (eds) UtopiaDystopia: Conditions of Historical Possibility. ... MacCormack, P. and Buchanan, I. (eds) (2008) Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Cinema.

Author: Colin Cremin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317407003

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

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Videogames are a unique artistic form, and to analyse and understand them an equally unique language is required. Cremin turns to Deleuze and Guattari’s non-representational philosophy to develop a conceptual toolkit for thinking anew about videogames and our relationship to them. Rather than approach videogames through a language suited to other media forms, Cremin invites us to think in terms of a videogame plane and the compositions of developers and players who bring them to life. According to Cremin, we are not simply playing videogames, we are creating them. We exceed our own bodily limitations by assembling forces with the elements they are made up of. The book develops a critical methodology that can explain what every videogame, irrespective of genre or technology, has in common and proceeds on this basis to analyse their differences. Drawing from a wide range of examples spanning the history of the medium, Cremin discerns the qualities inherent to those regarded as classics and what those qualities enable the player to do. Exploring Videogames with Deleuze and Guattari analyses different aspects of the medium, including the social and cultural context in which videogames are played, to develop a nuanced perspective on gendered narratives, caricatures and glorifications of war. It considers the processes and relationships that have given rise to industrial giants, the spiralling costs of making videogames and the pressure this places developers under to produce standard variations of winning formulas. The book invites the reader to embark on a molecular journey through worlds neither ‘virtual’ nor ‘real’ exceeding image, analogy and metaphor. With clear explanations and detailed analysis, Cremin demonstrates the value of a Deleuzian approach to the study of videogames, making it an accessible and valuable resource for students, scholars, developers and enthusiasts.
Categories: Social Science

Deleuze and Baudrillard

Deleuze and Baudrillard

... A., 13 Niccol, A. see Gattaca Nineteen Eighty-Four, film version, 119; see also dystopia; G. Orwell nomadism, 13, ... 14, 15, 26n, 246 Sapochnik, M. see Repo Men Saussure, F. de, 32, 37, 38 Scheper-Hughes, N., 25 schizoanalysis, 3, ...

Author: McQueen Sean McQueen

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474414395

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Sean McQueen rewrites and re-envisions Gilles Deleuze's and Jean Baudrillard's relationship with Marxism and with each other, from their breakdowns to their breakthroughs. He theorises shifts in and across critical approaches to capitalism, science, technology, psychoanalysis, literature and cinema and media studies. He also brings renewed Marxian readings to cyberpunk texts previously theorised by Deleuze and Baudrillard, and places them at the heart of the emergence of biopunk and its relation to biocapitalism by mapping their generic, technoscientific, libidinal and economic exchanges.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Two fold Thought of Deleuze and Guattari

The Two fold Thought of Deleuze and Guattari

... 293n.16 and Kurtz , 46-49 and myth , 48-49 , 57 and production of Apocalypse Now , 50 and schizoanalysis , 47-48 ... 299n.5 and clones , 138-139 and cyberspace , 140 disrepute of , 299n.3 and dystopia , 127 as genre , 125-127 and ...

Author: Charles J. Stivale

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1572303263

Category: Philosophy

Page: 361

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French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari worked together extensively from the 1960s into the 1990s, and the resulting "intersections" of their different sensibilities and modes of knowing fueled powerful alternatives to Marxian and psychoanalytic orthodoxies. Yet readers approaching Deleuze and Guattari's works are often frustrated by the paucity or unfamiliarity of specific examples that might clarify their complex arguments. This timely volume "animates" key concepts and terminology by applying them to provocative readings of literary texts, films, and cultural phenomena--from Apocalypse Now to Cajun music and dance. Drawing extensively from primary and critical sources to elucidate Deleuze and Guattari's theoretical contributions, Stivale reinvigorates their "two-fold thought" for use as an analytical tool in the humanities and social sciences. The book also offers a clear introduction to the precollaborative phase of each thinker's work, an interview Stivale conducted with Guattari, and the first-time English translation of a 1967 essay by Deleuze. Winner--Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award, Wayne State University
Categories: Philosophy

Black Trans Feminism

Black Trans Feminism

Progressive Dystopia: Abolition, Anthropology, and Race in the New San Francisco. Durham, NC: Duke University ... In Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Feminism: Alliances and Allies, edited by Janae Sholtz and Cheri Lynne Carr, 127–40.

Author: Marquis Bey

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478022428

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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In Black Trans Feminism Marquis Bey offers a meditation on blackness and gender nonnormativity in ways that recalibrate traditional understandings of each. Theorizing black trans feminism from the vantages of abolition and gender radicality, Bey articulates blackness as a mutiny against racializing categorizations; transness as a nonpredetermined, wayward, and deregulated movement that works toward gender’s destruction; and black feminism as an epistemological method to fracture hegemonic modes of racialized gender. In readings of the essays, interviews, and poems of Alexis Pauline Gumbs, jayy dodd, Venus Di’Khadija Selenite, and Dane Figueroa Edidi, Bey turns black trans feminism away from a politics of gendered embodiment and toward a conception of it as a politics grounded in fugitivity and the subversion of power. Together, blackness and transness actualize themselves as on the run from gender. In this way, Bey presents black trans feminism as a mode of enacting the wholesale dismantling of the world we have been given.
Categories: Social Science

The Dictionary of Coronavirus Culture

The Dictionary of Coronavirus Culture

Thus notions like “dystopia” turn out to be not simply bad, but potentially also deeply exciting. ... A good term for what we were hoping to pursue could also be Deleuze and Guattari's “schizoanalysis”, which explores the subjectivities ...

Author: Alan Bradshaw

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 9781913462437

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

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The Dictionary of Coronavirus Culture presents an A-Z of life in lockdown. Taking everyday terms that capture the lived experience of lockdown — like chocolate, streaming, ageing, health, clapping, social distancing, dystopia, and frontline workers — and discussing them with a range of writers, theorists, and academics, it provides unusually accessible and friendly analysis of our shared historic moment. With contributions from Lynne Segal, Jo Grady, Kate Soper, Stefano Harney, and many more, The Dictionary of Coronavirus Culture is designed to help us come to terms with what COVID-19 and the associated lockdowns mean for us, and the world around us.
Categories: Social Science

Infrastructural Brutalism

Infrastructural Brutalism

Gilles Deleuze and Naturalism : A Convergence with Ecological Theory and Politics . " In An ( Un Likely Alliance : Thinking ... Dystopia Is for Losers . ... Holland , Eugene W. " Schizoanalysis , Nomadology , Fascism . " In Deleuze and ...

Author: Michael Truscello

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262539043

Category: Art

Page: 376

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How “drowned town” literature, road movies, energy landscape photography, and “death train” narratives represent the brutality of industrial infrastructures. In this book, Michael Truscello looks at the industrial infrastructure not as an invisible system of connectivity and mobility that keeps capitalism humming in the background but as a manufactured miasma of despair, toxicity, and death. Truscello terms this “infrastructural brutalism”—a formulation that not only alludes to the historical nexus of infrastructure and the concrete aesthetic of Brutalist architecture but also describes the ecological, political, and psychological brutality of industrial infrastructures. Truscello explores the necropolitics of infrastructure—how infrastructure determines who may live and who must die—through the lens of artistic media. He examines the white settler nostalgia of “drowned town” fiction written after the Tennessee Valley Authority flooded rural areas for hydroelectric projects; argues that the road movie represents a struggle with liberal governmentality; considers the ruins of oil capitalism, as seen in photographic landscapes of postindustrial waste; and offers an account of “death train narratives” ranging from the history of the Holocaust to postapocalyptic fiction. Finally, he calls for “brisantic politics,” a culture of unmaking that is capable of slowing the advance of capitalist suicide. “Brisance” refers to the shattering effect of an explosive, but Truscello uses the term to signal a variety of practices for defeating infrastructural power. Brisantic politics, he warns, would require a reorientation of radical politics toward infrastructure, sabotage, and cascading destruction in an interconnected world.
Categories: Art

Virtual Futures

Virtual Futures

Extrapolating from the philosophical writings of Deleuze and Guattari, cyberotics attack psychoanalysis as abstract, ... They jettison traditional approaches to Freud and Marx in favor of schizoanalysis: “A truly materialist psychiatry ...

Author: Joan Broadhurst Dixon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134784608

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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Virtual Futures explores the ideas that the future lies in its ability to articulate the consequences of an increasingly synthetic and virtual world. New technologies like cyberspace, the internet, and Chaos theory are often discussed in the context of technology and its potential to liberate or in terms of technophobia. This collection examines both these ideas while also charting a new and controversial route through contemporary discourses on technology; a path that discusses the material evolution and the erotic relation between humans and machines. Virtual Futures brings together diverse fields such as cyberfeminism, materialist philosophy, postmodern fiction, computing culture and performance art, with essays by Sadie Plant, Stelarc and Manuel de Landa (to name a few). The collection heralds the death of humanism and the ride of posthuman pragmatism. The contested zone of debate throughout these essays is the notion of the posthuman, or the possibility of the cyborg as the free human. Viewed by some writers as a threat to human life and humanism itself, others in the collection describe the posthuman as a critical perspective that anticipates the next step in evolution: the integration or synthesis of humans and machines, organic life and technology. This view of technology and information is heavily influenced by Anglo American literature, especially cyberpunk, Pynchon and Ballard, as well as the materialist philosophies of Freud, Deleuze, and Haraway, Virtual Futures provides analyses by both established theorists and the most innovative new voices working in conjunction between the arts and contemporary technology.
Categories: Philosophy

Educational Ills and the Im possibility of Utopia

Educational Ills and the  Im possibility of Utopia

Planet utopia: Utopia, dystopia, and globalisation. London: Routledge. Glissant, E. (2006). Une nouvelle région du monde [A new region of the world]. ... The machinic unconscious: Essays in schizoanalysis. Los Angeles, CA: Semiotext(e).

Author: Joff Bradley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000052725

Category: Education

Page: 122

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As a bold provocation to reimagine what the philosophy of education might mean in the 21st century, this book responds to the exhaustion of present theoretical models and indeed the degradation of fabulative thought in its current prospectus. The contributors, from Asia, the Americas, and Europe, proffer a frank response to the everyday reality of the classroom where teachers compete with electronic devices for the attention of students whose minds are literally elsewhere, cocooned in the noospheric ether. Outside of lecture halls the world is suffering the rise of fascism, panic, and anger driven by precarious employment, and a looming fatalism and resignation in the face of ecological calamity. These developments have led to an avalanche of psychical woes afflicting young people ranging from trauma, the loss of hope and, in extremis, violence and suicide. The concerned and committed writers of this volume therefore raise the timely question of the return of utopia as a fitting, desperate, and indeed necessary response to the ecological, existential, and pedagogical crises spreading across the planet. At this most crucial juncture in human history, the excellent contributions to this book offer singularly unique perspectives regarding the possibility/impossibility of utopia. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal, Educational Philosophy and Theory.
Categories: Education