Deleuzian Encounters: Studies in Contemporary Social Issues by Anna Hickey-Moody, Peta Malins

By Anna Hickey-Moody, Peta Malins

Deleuzian Encounters brings jointly 16 available, thought-provoking essays that learn the sensible and moral implications of Deleuze's philosophy for various modern social matters. themes explored comprise: the surroundings, terrorism, refugees, indigenous reconciliation, gender, suicide, highbrow incapacity, injecting drug use, lecture room educating and international activism. each one contribution presents sensible examples of the way to use Deleuze's inspiration in social examine, and gives clean insights into the artistic and leading edge potentials Deleuze's philosophy holds for social suggestion and motion.

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In Chapter 11, Holey Space and the Smooth and Striated Body of the Refugee, Helene Frichot explores the spaces occupied and traversed by the body of the refugee, with particular reference to the refugee detention and processing centers which have been established in Australia. Going beyond Deleuze and Guattari's concepts of smooth and striated space to explore their under-theorized concept of 'holey space', Frichot argues that modes of spatial organization currently being employed in Australian detention centres reduce the potential of the refugee body to experience what Deleuze would call 'a life'.

Axiomatic', in Parr, A. ) The Deleuze Dictionary, op. , pp. 17-18. 56. Deleuze, G. & Guattari, F. A Thousand Plateaus, op. , p. 453. 57. Deleuze, G. & Guattari, F. Anti-Oedipus, op. , p. 28. 58. Deleuze and Guattari note: 'the great social axiomatic has replaced the territorial codes and the despotic overcodings that characterized the preceding formations; and a molar, gregarious aggregate has formed, whose mode of subjugation has no equal... social inscription and repression no longer even need to bear directly upon bodies and persons, but on the contrary precede them', Deleuze, G.

Why should a sojourn to the Greek world be necessary in order to formulate a critical philosophy suited to contemporary politics? Why should philosophy, in other words, be an 'old man'? These questions actually augur the particular path that this chapter will trace in the discussion to follow, for they indicate the 'untimely' manner of our approach. Traditional history would likely proceed on the basis of an unbroken continuity from the Greeks to our own world, such that non-being would be a matter of retracing a kind of logical causality.

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