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Animations (of Deleuze and Guattari)

Jennifer Daryl Slack

What can you do with philosophy? The essays in this collection, written by prominent theorists in cultural studies, demonstrate that the work of philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari can dramatically enrich our understanding of everyday life. Each contributor, using a variety of concepts from the writings of Deleuze and Guattari, animates (engages, enlivens, and illuminates) some aspect of cultural life. The range is surprising and includes animations of Cajun dancing, breastfeeding, adolescence, nation, home, poet Breyten Breytenbach, love in the classroom, and the place of affect in everyday life.
Contents: Jennifer Daryl Slack: Preface – Lawrence Grossberg: Animations, Articulations, and Becomings: An Introduction – Jennifer Daryl Slack: Everyday Matrix: Becoming Adolescence – Charles J. Stivale: Feeling the Event: Spaces of Affects and the Cajun Dance Arena – Patty Sotirin: Suckling Up to the BwO – Gregory J. Seigworth: Fashioning a Stave, or, Singing Life – J. Macgregor Wise: Home: Territory and Identity – Stephen B. Wiley: Nation as Transnational Assemblage: Three Moments in Chilean Media History – Petrus de Kock: The Minor Literature of Breyten Breytenbach – Christa Albrecht-Crane/Jennifer Daryl Slack: Toward a Pedagogy of Affect.