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By Gilles Deleuze, Brian Massumi, Félix Guattari

1000 Plateaus keeps the paintings Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari all started in Anti-Oedipus and has now turn into demonstrated as one of many vintage stories of the advance of severe idea within the past due 20th century. It occupies a massive position on the heart of the talk reassessing the works of Freud and Marx, advancing an method that's neither Freudian nor Marxist yet which learns from either to discover a completely new and radical direction. It provides an try to pioneer quite a few social and mental analyses freed from the philosophical encumbrances criticized by way of postmodern writers. 1000 Plateaus is an important textual content for feminists, literary theorists, social scientists, philosophers, and others drawn to the issues of up to date Western culture.

"Full of great insights, this sequence of short, doubtless random essays on scorching issues- warfare and demise, territoriality and the anthropology of teams, version conception, and psychosis-provides a lot fabric for proposal. a superb creation and impressive translation of this so much tough book." —Sander L. Gilman, collage of Chicago

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Make maps, not photos or drawings. Be the Pink Panther and your loves will be like the wasp and the orchid, the cat and the baboon. As they say about old man river: He don't plant 'tatos Don't plant cotton Them that plants them is soon forgotten But old man river he just keeps rollin' along A rhizome has no beginning or end; it is always in the middle, between things, interbeing, intermezzo. The tree is filiation, but the rhizome is alliance, uniquely alliance. The tree imposes the verb "to be," but the fabric of the rhizome is the conjunction, "and.

The map does not reproduce an unconscious closed in upon itself; it constructs the unconscious. It fosters connections between fields, the removal of blockages on bodies without organs, the maximum opening of bodies without organs onto a plane of consistency. It is itself a part of the rhizome. The map is open and connectable in all of its dimensions; it is detachable, reversible, susceptible to constant modification. It can be torn, reversed, adapted to any kind of mounting, reworked by an individual, group, or social formation.

These are totally useless questions. ). 25 American literature, and already English literature, manifest this rhizomatic direction to an even greater extent; they know how to move between things, establish a logic of the AND, overthrow ontology, do away with foundations, nullify endings and beginnings. They know how to practice pragmatics. The middle is by no means an average; on the contrary, it is where things pick up speed. Between things does not designate a localizable relation going from one thing to the other and back again, but a perpendicular direction, a transversal movement that sweeps one and the other away, a stream without beginning or end that undermines its banks and picks up speed in the middle.

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