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Deleuze and the Social

Martin Fuglsang and Bent Meier Sorensen

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780748620920
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652365 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620920.001.0001
Deleuze and the Social

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This book focuses on the implications of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's thinking on the social sciences and organisation. It is concerned with the most basic notions of ‘the social’. It seeks both to comprehend the ‘multiplicity’ of the social — in Deleuzian terms, the ‘becoming’ of the social itself; and it seeks to develop a new social analytical practice. Each of the chapters aims to show the strength of as well as practice the radicalism of a Deleuzian and Guattarian approach to social science and organisation studies. This book is about order, subjectivity, art, capitalism and the construction of a social ontology. It avoids scholasticism by foregrounding its authors' shared concern for practical issues. How is social order constituted? How is resistance possible between the rush of capitalism and the overcoding of the State? How are thinking and living possible? This book raises these questions and many more.

Keywords: Gilles Deleuze; Félix Guattari; social sciences; organisation studies; order; subjectivity; art; capitalism; social ontology; social order

Book.  256 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy

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