Anti-Electra: Totemism and Schizogamy

Elisabeth von Samsonow

in Deleuze and Contemporary Art

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780748638376
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652662 | DOI:
Anti-Electra: Totemism and Schizogamy

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This chapter offers us the figure of ‘becoming-girl’ as a post-Freudian feminist anti-Electra, explaining that the girl is in possession of a logos of creation because she controls the means of production of the human itself, whether we discuss the imaginary of birth or the potency of artistic production. It also discusses the relevant issues of schizo-technology, Daedalian objects, totemism, and schizogamy.

Keywords: becoming-girl; Freudian feminist; anti-Electra; logos of creation; artistic production; schizo-technology; Daedalian objects; totemism; schizogamy

Chapter.  6502 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy

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