A collection of essays from leading experts in a number of fields offering an overview of the work of Félix Guattari.
The Guattari Effect brings together internationally renowned experts on the work of the French psychoanalyst, philosopher and political activist Félix Guattari with philosophers, psychoanalysts, sociologists, anthropologists and artists who have been influenced by Guattari’s thought.
Best known for his collaborative work with Gilles Deleuze, Guattari’s own writings are still a relatively unmined resource in continental philosophy. Many of his books have not yet been translated into English. Yet his influence has been considerable and far-reaching. This book explores the full spectrum of Guattari’s work, reassessing its contemporary significance and giving due weight to his highly innovative contributions to a variety of fields, including linguistics, economics, pragmatics, ecology, aesthetics and media theory. Readers grappling with the ideas of contemporary continental philosophers such as Badiou, Žižek and Rancière will at last be able to see Guattari as the ‘extraordinary philosopher’ Deleuze claimed him to be, with his distinctive radical ideas about the epoch of global ‘deterritorialization’ we live in today, forged within the practical contexts of revolutionary politics and the materialist critique of psychoanalysis.
Introduction \ Part 1 Sorties \ Chapter 1: The Schizo Chaosmosis (1991) Félix Guattari \ Chapter 2: The Vertigo of Immanence Interview with John Johnston, June 1992, Félix Guattari \ Chapter 3: On Contemporary Art Interview with Oliver Zahm, April 1992,Félix Guattari \ Part 2 Critical and Clinical Protocols \ Chapter 4: Analysis, between Psycho and Schizo Jean-Claude Polack \ Chapter 5: The Deterritorializsd Unconscious Peter Pál Pelbart \ Chapter 6: Maps and Refrains of the Rainbow Panther Anne Querrien \ Chapter 7: Guattari and Anthropology: Existential Territories Among Indigenous Australians Barbara Glowczewski \ Part 3 Social and Political Connections \ Chapter 8: Guattari’s Contributions to the Theory of Semiocapitalism Gary Genosko \ Chapter 9: Relaying a War Machine?Isabelle Stengers \ Chapter 10: Gilles-felix Antonio Negri \ Chapter 11: A Schizoanalytical Knight on the Chessboard of Politics Anne Sauvagnargues \ Chapter 12: Repression, Expression, Depression Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi \ Part 4 Ethico-aesthetic Effects \ Chapter 13: From Aesthetic Autonomy to Autonomist Aesthetics: Art and Life in GuattariStephen Zepke \ Chapter 14: Going to the Cinema with Félix Guattari and Daniel Stern Raymond Bellour \ Chapter 15: Nothing is Established Forever Pascale Criton \ Chapter 16: Félix Portraits 2010 Annie Ratti \ Conclusion : The Guattari-Deleuze Effect Éric Alliez \ Contributors \ Bibliography \ Index
Eric Alliez, Eric Alliez is Professor of Philosophy at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University, UK. His publications include Capital Times (translated by G. Abbeele, University of Minnesota Press, 1996).