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The Concepts of Life and the Living in the Societies of Control<sup>1</sup>

Maurizio Lazzarato

in Deleuze and the Social

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780748620920
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652365 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620920.003.0009
The Concepts of Life and the Living in the Societies of Control1

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This chapter focuses on Gilles Deleuze's view on the concepts on the life and in control societies. It explains that Deleuze has provided historical reconstruction of the passage of disciplinary societies to societies of control by setting out from the dynamics of difference and repetition, thereby generating new interpretations of the birth and development of capitalism. It discusses Marxian analysis of the capital-labour relation and highlights the usefulness of Deleuzian interpretation of Michel Foucault in analysing the dynamics of difference and repetition.

Keywords: Gilles Deleuze; life; control societies; disciplinary societies; difference; repetition; Marxian analysis; capital-labour relation; Michel Foucault

Chapter.  8449 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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