From Micro-politics to Aesthetics

Barbara M. Kennedy

in Deleuze and Cinema

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print December 2000 | ISBN: 9780748611348
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652310 | DOI:
From Micro-politics to Aesthetics

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This chapter explains how the original determinations of this book were founded within feminist politics, but moved into aesthetics, aims to investigate how film operates as a pleasurable and desirous experience outside of frameworks of image and representation alone, and analyses the concepts of pleasure and desire. It argues for a micro-political position whereby the impact of cinema is not only experienced through signification but through film as a material as much as a psychical assemblage, which operates through a processual, force, and intensity, as much as image, representation, and signification.

Keywords: feminist politics; aesthetics; film; pleasure; desire; micro-political position; psychical assemblage; processual force; signification; representation

Chapter.  12877 words. 

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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