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Lines of Flight: For Another World of Possibilities.


Lines of Flight: For Another World of Possibilities

Felix Guattari. Translated by Andrew Goffey



285 pages




French psychotherapist, philosopher, semiologist, and militant Pierre-F<AEe>lix Guattari (1930-1992) had no formal training in psychotherapy, but was guided by the well-known psychoanalyst, Jacques Lacan. Lines of flight is a term developed by Guattari and his philosophical partner Gilles Deleuze which designates the elusive moment when change happens. Ever sensitive to cracks in the social structure, he became an advocate of omolecular revolutions.o His engagement with the micropolitics of institutions and his collaborative research practices are the source of his prescient conceptualization of an integrated world capitalism. His ecosopy is a term shared with the Norwegian father of deep ecology, Arne Naess, which treats the interconnections of social and environmental spheres. A devotee of group therapy, he also founded the term schizoanalysis, which developed as a response to the perceived shortcomings of psychoanalytic practice. The book critiques linguistic, psychoanalytic, and semiological versions of subjectivity and meaning, and offers new ways of thinking about capitalism and how to resist it. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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