An [Un]Likely Alliance: Thinking Environment[s] with Deleuze/Guattari (Hardback)
  • An [Un]Likely Alliance: Thinking Environment[s] with Deleuze/Guattari (Hardback)
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An [Un]Likely Alliance: Thinking Environment[s] with Deleuze/Guattari (Hardback)

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Hardback 375 Pages / Published: 10/12/2008
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This volume presents an original and in-depth study devoted to the discussion and relevance of the notion of `the environment' and `ecology' within the frame-work and `ontology' of the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. Their non-dualist and materialist re-thinking of these issues is analyzed from various positions within Cultural Studies and the Sciences. `Thinking Environment[s]' with Deleuze|Guattari is thus far removed from what might be termed `(intellectual) tree-hugging'-it is a call to think complexity, and to complex thinking, a way to think the environment [and environments] as negotiations of human and nonhuman dynamics. Such a thinking by default carefully evades [Cartesian] dualisms such as `nature' versus `culture,' `biology' versus `technology,' or `natural' versus `artificial.' At a time when the distinctions [as well as the transitions] between `nature' and `culture' are getting more and more fluid, Deleuze|Guattari's alliance with environmental thinking turns out to be a rather fruitful, exciting, and likely one, one that allows for a single mode of articulating environmental, evolutionary and technological registers and relations and for the conceptualization of a general, non-anthropocentric ecoscience. This book thus aims at a radical re-thinking of these concepts from a Deleuzian|Guattarian (i.e. non-dualist and materialist) perspective.

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443800365
Number of pages: 375
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 212 x 148 x 33 mm
Edition: Unabridged edition

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