It provides a fascinating account of his intellectual and political itinerary before Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia (1972), the ground-breaking book he wrote with Gilles Deleuze, propelled him to the forefront of contemporary ...
Author: Felix Guattari
Originally published in French in 1972, Psychoanalysis and Transversality gathers all the articles that Félix Guattari wrote between 1955 and 1971. It provides a fascinating account of his intellectual and political itinerary before Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia (1972), the ground-breaking book he wrote with Gilles Deleuze, propelled him to the forefront of contemporary French philosophy. Guattari's background was unlike that of any of his peers. In 1953, with psychoanalyst Jean Oury, he founded the La Borde psychiatric clinic, which was based on the principle that one cannot treat psychotics without modifying the entire institutional context. For Guattari, the purpose of "institutional psychotherapy" was not just to cure psychotic patients, but also to learn with them a different relation to the world. A dissident in the French Communist Party and active in far-left politics (he participated in the May 1968 student rebellion), Guattari realized early on that it was possible to introduce analysis into political groups. Considered as open machines (subject-groups) rather than self-contained structures (subjugated groups), these subject-groups shunned hierarchy and vertical structures, developing transversally, rhizomatizing through other groups. Psychoanalysis and Transversality collects twenty-four essays by Guattari, including his foundational 1964 article on transversality, and a superb introduction by Gilles Deleuze, "Three Group-Related Problems."
For Guattari, rather than a theory, molecular revolutions form a practical way of doing politics, and this volume will be essential to the full comprehension of the political force of Guattari's life and work.
Author: Felix Guattari
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Molecular Revolution comprises a series of articles from radical French philosopher and psychoanalyst, Felix Guattari, originally published in two separate French editions, of 1977 and 1980 - each bearing the name Molecular Revolution. Despite this titular similarity, these texts differed wildly in form and content so as to become hardly recognizable. This translated single volume makes available in English for the first time an ensemble of pieces featuring an introduction by the editor, Stéphane Nadaud, and an afterword by Janell Watson. By re-arranging and re-deploying these articles, Molecular Revolution stays true to the content of Guattari's work as both a unique version and the embodiment of the essential plurality of molecular revolutions. For Guattari, rather than a theory, molecular revolutions form a practical way of doing politics, and this volume will be essential to the full comprehension of the political force of Guattari's life and work.
This comment occurs in the context of a discussion of Guattari ' s clinically
oriented critique of psychoanalysis and his development of the concept of
transversality rather than transference . Perhaps , then , we must make a
distinction between ...
Author: Mrinalini Greedharry
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Postcolonial Theory and Psychoanalysis answers questions through a critical examination of the work of critics such as Fanon, Nandy, Bhabha, Deleuze and Guattari. It includes a consideration of key works by each critic, explores their broader reasons for using psychoanalysis in terms of their own theoretical projects as well as in relation to each other and discusses the problems that follow. Greedharry's book offers students and researchers alike a clear account of why psychoanalysis has been an important method for postcolonial scholarship as well as suggestions about how we might move forward from psychoanalytic readings of the colony.
Just as the transference is the cornerstone of psychoanalysis , transversality in
the group – rather than the more ambiguous institutional transference , Guattari
notes – is the object of institutional analysis . And institutional analysis eventually
Author: Gary Genosko
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
Argues that the vital questions in social theory are interdisciplinary. The work contains rigorous analyses of the writings of Baudrillard, Deleuze, Guattari, McLuhan, Freud and St Augustine, showing the way to credible forms of undisciplined theory.
Transversality, among other actions, reminds us that discourse, a fortiori
language, does not exist in isolation from its ... From its roots in a critique of the
limitations of Freudian psychoanalysis, transversality has become a fundamental
part of a ...
Author: David R. Cole
This unique book comprehensively covers the evolving field of transversality, globalization and education, and presents creative, research-based thought experiments that seek to unravel the forces of globalization impacting education. Pursuing various approaches to and uses of transversality, with a focus on the ideas of Félix Guattari, it is the only book of its kind. Specifically, it examines the influence of Guattari at the forefront of educational research that addresses, enhances and sets free activist micro-perspectives, which can counter macro-global movements, such as capitalism and climate change. This book is a global education research text that includes perspectives from four continents, providing a balanced and significant work on globalization in education.
... of transversality, the relevance of Deleuze and Guattari's work to disability
studies remains obscure. Schizoanalysis is the term Deleuze and Guattari gave
to a critical method aimed at the obscure yet effective collusion of psychoanalysis
Author: David T. Mitchell
Publisher: Corporealities: Discourses of
Breaks new ground by exploring the limits and transformations of the social model of disability
... The Three Ecologies, where the philosopher and psychoanalyst of 1989 lays
the groundwork for “transversal thinking.”16 For Guattari, transversality is
precisely the ability to think across what he describes as the “existential territories
” of ...
Author: David Cateforis
Publisher: University of California Press
In Hybrid Practices, essays by established and emerging scholars investigate the rich ecology of practices that typified the era of the Cold War. The volume showcases three projects at the forefront of unprecedented collaboration between the arts and new sectors of industrial society in the 1960s and 70s—Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), the Art and Technology Project at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (A&T), and the Artist Placement Group (APG) in the UK. The subjects covered include collaborative projects between artists and scientists, commercial ventures and experiments in intermedia, multidisciplinary undertakings, effacing authorship to activate the spectator, suturing gaps between art and government, and remapping the landscape of everyday life in terms of technological mediation. Among the artists discussed in the volume and of interest to a broad public beyond the art world are Bernd and Hilla Becher, John Cage, Hans Haacke, Robert Irwin, John Latham, Fujiko Nakaya, Carolee Schneemann, James Turrell, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, and Robert Whitman. Prominent engineers and scientists appearing in the book’s pages include Elsa Garmire, Billy Klüver, Frank Malina, Stanley Milgram, and Ed Wortz. This valuable collection aims to introduce readers not only to hybrid work in and as depth, but also to work in and as breadth, across disciplinary practices where the real questions of hybridity are determined.
As Damisch says , psychoanalysis tries to ' make the image disappear from
consciousness ' but iconology works to impress ... Perhaps this is the ultimate
displacement for Damisch , the transversal knight's move into psychoanalysis , a
way of ...
Author: Nigel Saint
Offers approachable, clear and original accounts of French thinkers who specialise in visual theory, with connections explained and explicated between chapters; looks at those thinkers who have been neglected in the Anglo-American world thereby expanding and diversifying the perception that readers have
Depersonalization , according to the author , is basically dependent upon a
transversal cleavage between the autoconscious ego and the rest of the ego
which is in direct contact with internal and external reality , the superior ego
sensing the ...
"Primitive high gods, by Gʹeza Rʹoheim": v. 3, no. 1, pt. 2 (133 p.)
arts , pedagogy , human resources and psychoanalysis . Deleuze and Guattari
used the rhizome : a network of roots that extend horizontally and produce
additional roots - like ginger , for example - to elaborate their concept of
transversality in ...
Author: Natalie Edwards
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
"Home" is a contested notion in contemporary literary and cultural studies, as critics assess the impact of empire, independence, migration and globalization upon colonial and postcolonial subjects. This volume assembles articles on the representation of home specifically in women's autobiography, which is now one of the most exciting and productive fields of literary studies. The chapters analyze writing from diverse areas of the Francophone world, including North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Indo-China, in addition to focussing on works by immigrant writers in France. The volume investigates the importance and the nuances of the construction of "home" in narratives of female identity in different contexts. This timely book includes original analyses by a range of scholars and studies both established writers, such as Maryse Cond, Marguerite Duras and Marie Cardinal, and newer voices such as Fatou Diome, Faza Gu]ne and Hl]ne Grimaud. Gender and Displacement: The Representation of Home in Francophone Women's Autobiography thus brings new understandings to the connections between race, gender, colonization and migration in female identity in diverse spaces.