The Adventures of a Sex

Luciana Parisi

in Deleuze and Queer Theory

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780748634040
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652563 | DOI:
The Adventures of a Sex

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This chapter argues that notions of relational ontologies developed in the context of posthuman theories of performativity are not abstract enough to engage with the experiential adventures of a body-sex. Based on the philosophy of abstract materialism developed in the works of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, it explores queer sexuality through the notion of the abstract machine as enabling us to conceive the pure experience, event and dramatisation of many sexes without falling back onto the ontological constitution of queer sexuality. The chapter highlights the importance of engaging with the virtual worlds of many sexes implicated in the individuation of a multiplicity of sexuality producing utterances in order to affirm a queer ontology in the context of the philosophy of immanence.

Keywords: relational ontologies; posthuman theories; performativity; body-sex; abstract materialism; Gilles Deleuze; Felix Guattari; queer sexuality; queer ontology; immanence

Chapter.  8309 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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