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Deleuze and Activism


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The Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory

In cooperation with
Culture, Imagination and Practice Research Group, School of Social Sciences

12 - 13 November, 2009
Location: Cardiff University
Convened by Marcelo Svirsky, Cardiff University

Progamme now available. See related resources.

When Deleuze and Guattari wrote Anti-Oedipus they hoped it would be a resource to arms for dissidents and political activists. Rather than set out a program of change, they tried to isolate the political, cultural and economic factors that inhibit change. In so doing they created a work that was instantly recognised as a philosophical watershed. It changed the landscape of political theory in a single sweep. Subsequent works developed this analysis further, creating a formidable armoury of critical tools with which to face a world increasingly indifferent to philosophy. This conference seeks to examine the Deleuzian legacy from the point of view of radical politics. It seeks to analyse both what he and Guattari wrote on the subject and more particularly to see what their writings enable us to say now.

For further information, please contact
Dr. Marcelo Svirsky
Eleni Panayiotou, PhD Candidate
The Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory
Cardiff University


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