Deleuze and the Political

Paul Patton

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With clarity, precision and economy, Paul Patton synthesizes the full range of Deleuze's work. He interweaves with great dexterity motifs that extend from his early works, such as Nietzsche and Philosophy, to the more recent What is Philosophy'and his key works such as Anti-Oedipusand Difference and Repetition. Throughout, Deleuze and the Politicaldemonstrates Deleuze's relevance to theoretical and practical concerns in a number of disciplines including philosophy, political theory, sociology, history, and cultural studies.
Paul Patton also presents an outstandingly clear treatment of fundamental concepts in Deleuze's work, such as difference, power, desire, multiplicities, nomadism and the war machine and sets out the importance of Deleuze to poststructuralist political thought.
It will be essential reading for anyone studying Deleuze and students of philosophy, politics, sociology, literature and cultural studies.iology, literature and cultural studies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon/New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis
Number of pages166
ISBN (Print)041510064X, 9780415100649
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameThinking the political


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