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By Ian Buchanan (ed.)

Participants: Jerry Aline Flieger, Fredric Jameson, Eugene Holland, Manuel DeLanda, John Mullarky

Michel Foucault’s advice that this century might develop into often called “Deleuzian” used to be thought of via Gilles Deleuze himself to be a shaggy dog story “meant to make those who like us giggle, and make each person else livid.” no matter if critical or no longer, Foucault’s prediction has had sufficient of an effect to elevate problem in regards to the strength “deification” of this greatly influential French thinker. looking to counter such traits towards hagiography—not unknown, relatively when you consider that Deleuze’s death—Ian Buchanan has assembled a suite of essays that represent a serious and concentrated engagement with Deleuze and his work.
initially released as a different factor of South Atlantic Quarterly (Summer 1997), this quantity contains essays from essentially the most favourite American, Australian, British, and French students and translators of Deleuze’s writing. those essays, starting from movie, tv, paintings, and literature to philosophy, psychoanalysis, geology, and cultural reviews, mirror the large pursuits of Deleuze himself. delivering either an advent and critique of Deleuze, this quantity will interact these readers drawn to literary and cultural idea, philosophy, and the way forward for these components of analysis within which Deleuze worked.

Contributors. Ronald Bogue, Ian Buchanan, André Pierre Colombat, Tom Conley, Manuel DeLanda, Tessa Dwyer, Jerry Aline Flieger, Eugene Holland, Fredric Jameson, Jean-Clet Martin, John Mullarkey, D. N. Rodowick, Horst Ruthrof, Charles J. Stivale

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And see Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Mille plateaux, Vol. 2 of Capitalisme et schizophrénie (Paris, 1980): The axioms of capitalism are obviously not theoretical propositions or ideological formulas, but rather operatory statements which make up the semiological form of Marxism and Dualism 35 Capital, and which form constituent parts of the assemblages [agencements] of production, circulation, and consumption. The axioms are primary statements, which neither derive from nor depend on any other.

Here is the fundamental statement: What defines a minority is thus not number, it is the relationships within nurnber. A minority rnay be numerous or even infinite: just like a majority. What distinguishes the two is that the relationship within number constitutes an ensemble in the case of the majority, a completed or an infinite ensemble but one that can always be denurnerated or counted; whereas a minority is defined as a nondenumerable ensemble, whatever the actual nurnber of its elements. What characterizes the nondenumerable is neither ensemble nor ele- Marxism and Dualism 31 ments: it is connection [which, as l have already said, Deleuze now wishes to distinguish sharply from conjunction], the "and" that is produced between the elernents, between the ensembles, and that belongs to neither of them, which escapes them and constitutes a line of fiight ....

See, especially, Deleuze and Guattari, Mille plateaux, 579; A Thousand Plateaus, 463Mille plateaux, 585; A Thousand Plateaus, 468. Mille plateaux, 589; A Thousand Plateaus, 472 (the reference is to work by Tronti and Negri). Deleuze and Guattari, L'Anti-Oedipe, 272; Anti-Oedipus, 230. Anti-Oedipus, 274; L'Anti-Oedipe, 326 . Deleuze and Guattari, Mille plateaux, 466; A Thousand Plateaus, 376. Mille plateaux, 454; A Thousand Plateaus, 367. Mille plateaux, 464, 469; A Thousand Plateaus, 374, 379· Mille plateaux, 470; A Thousand Plateaus, 379.

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