Unlike other philosophers whose work can be applied to questions of sex and gender, Deleuze's philosophy was motivated by the problem of desire and difference. Over the last three decades, feminist theory, gender theory and queer theory have been revolutionised and rejuvenated by Deleuze's provocation to consider sexual difference beyond the paradigm of the Oedipal family and Western humanism. In this volume, a series of prominent critical theorists extend Deleuze's already radical philosophy into ideas of the post-human, truth, reading, sexual difference and gender politics. Moving beyond the tired debates surrounding sex, gender and representation, these essays consider difference positively and provocatively, opening up new directions for the study of sexuality.
Introduction Part II, Jami Weinstein
The Experimental Ordinary: Deleuze on Eating and Anorexic Elegance, Branka Arsic
Feminist Lines of Flight from the Majoritarian Subject, Tamsin Lorraine
Becoming-Woman: A Flight into Abstraction, Gillian Howie
After Alice: Alice and the Dry Tail, Dorothea Olkowski
Phallocentrism in Bergson: Life and Matter, Rebecca Hill
Rosi Braidotti (2002) Metmorphoses: Towards a Feminist Theory of Becoming, Cambridge: Polity Press
Rosi Braidotti (2006) Transpositions: On Nomadic Ethics, Cambridge: Polity Press, Karin Sellberg, University of Edinburgh
Christian Kerslake (2007), Deleuze and the Unconscious, London and New York: Continuum, Sean Bowden, The University of New South Wales & L’Université de Paris VIII, Vincennes – Saint-Denis
Martin-Jones, David (2006) Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity: Narrative Time in National Contexts, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, Anna Powell, Manchester Metropolitan University.
About the Author
Jami Weinstein is Assistant Professor, Gender Studies Department, Utrecht University