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Félix Guattari in the Age of Semiocapitalism

Deleuze Studies Volume 6, Issue 2

Edited by Gary Genosko

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The year 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of Félix Guattari’s untimely passing in 1992 at the age of 62. This volume acknowledges the prescience of his insight into capital as a semiotic operator, which has been taken up by theorists of immaterial labour in the post-Autonomist movement, and invites his readers to meditate on the relevance of his thought for a critical diagnosis of present and future mutations of capitalism and labour in the turbulent global info-machinic ecologies of our time. Guattari tried to imagine a post-media era in which new subjectivities could blossom and experiments in controlled chaoticization would flourish. The essays assembled here answer why, and how, to read Guattari today.

About the Author

Gary Genosko is Canada Research Chair in Technoculture and Professor of Sociology at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Canada. He has written and edited a number of books on Guattari, including Félix Guattari: A Critical Introduction (2009); Félix Guattari: An Aberrant Introduction (2002); The Party without Bosses: Lessons on Anti-Capitalism from Félix Guattari and Luís Inácio ‘Lula’ da Silva (2003);  Deleuze andGuattari: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers. Volumes I, II, & III (2001) and The Guattari Reader (1996).

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