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A Thousand Plateaus

Capitalism and Schizophrenia

1987
Authors:

Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari
Translated by Brian Massumi
Foreword by Brian Massumi

A Thousand Plateaus

A positive exercise in the affirmative, “nomad” thought called for in its companion volume, Anti-Oedipus. This series of essays address war and death, territoriality and the anthropology of groups, model theory, and psychosis.

A positive exercise in the affirmative, “nomad” thought called for in its companion volume, Anti-Oedipus. This series of essays address war and death, territoriality and the anthropology of groups, model theory, and psychosis.

Full of brilliant insights, this series of brief, seemingly random essays on hot topics-war and death, territoriality and the anthropology of groups, model theory, and psychosis-provides much material for thought. An excellent introduction and extraordinary translation of this most difficult book.

Sander L. Gilman, University of Chicago

A Thousand Plateaus continues the work Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari began in Anti-Oedipus and has now become established as one of the classic studies of the development of critical theory in the late twentieth century. It occupies an important place at the center of the debate reassessing the works of Freud and Marx, advancing an approach that is neither Freudian nor Marxist but which learns from both to find an entirely new and radical path. It presents an attempt to pioneer a variety of social and psychological analyses free of the philosophical encumbrances criticized by postmodern writers. A Thousand Plateaus is an essential text for feminists, literary theorists, social scientists, philosophers, and others interested in the problems of contemporary Western culture.

"Full of brilliant insights, this series of brief, seemingly random essays on hot topics- war and death, territoriality and the anthropology of groups, model theory, and psychosis-provides much material for thought. An excellent introduction and extraordinary translation of this most difficult book." Sander L. Gilman, University of Chicago

A Thousand Plateaus

Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) and Félix Guattari (1930-1992) also coauthored Anti-Oedipus and Kafka: Toward a Theory of Minor Literature. Among Deleuze’s other books are Essays Critical and Clinical, Foucault, The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque, Cinema 1: The Movement-Image, and Cinema 2: The Time-Image. All of these works are available from the University of Minnesota Press.

A Thousand Plateaus

Full of brilliant insights, this series of brief, seemingly random essays on hot topics-war and death, territoriality and the anthropology of groups, model theory, and psychosis-provides much material for thought. An excellent introduction and extraordinary translation of this most difficult book.

Sander L. Gilman, University of Chicago