The Age of Cynicism: Deleuze and Guattari on the Political Logic of Contemporary Capitalism
Chapter from Deleuze and Politics, edited by Ian Buchanan and Nicholas Thoburn.
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This volume in the Deleuze Connections series debates and extends Deleuze's political thought through engagement with contemporary political events and concepts.
Against recent critique of Deleuze as a non-political thinker, this book explores the specific innovations and interventions that Deleuze's profoundly political concepts bring to political thought and practice. The contributors use Deleuze's dynamic theoretical apparatus to engage with contemporary political problems, themes and possibilities, including micropolitics, cynicism, war, democracy, ethnicity, friendship, revolution, power, fascism, militancy, and fabulation. Approaching Deleuze's politics from the disciplines of political theory, philosophy, literature, cultural studies, and sociology, the book is designed to appeal to a diverse audience.
Edinburgh University Press
critical theory, ontology, Gilles Deleuze, revolution, capitalism, political philosophy
Read, J. (2008) The Age of Cynicism: Deleuze and Guattari on the Political Logic of Contemporary Capitalism. In Buchanan, I. & Thoburn, N. (Eds.), Deleuze and Politics (pp. 139-159). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.