Schizoanalytic Cartographies represents Felix Guattari's most important later work and the most systematic and detailed account of his theoretical position and his therapeutic ideas.
Guattari sets out to provide a complete account of the conditions of 'enunciation' - autonomous speech and self-expression - for subjects in the contemporary world. Over the course of eight closely argued chapters, he presents a breathtakingly new reformulation of the structures of individual and collective subjectivity. Based on research into information theory and new technologies, Guattari articulates a vision of a humanity finally reconciled with its relationship to machines.
Schizoanalytic Cartographies is a visionary yet highly concrete work, providing a powerful vantage point on the upheavals of our present epoch, powerfully imagining a future 'post-media' era of technological development. This long overdue translation of this substantial work offers English-speaking readers the opportunity finally to fully assess Guattari's contribution to European thought.
Andrew Goffey is Senior Lecturer in Media, Culture and Communications at Middlesex University, UK.
Acknowledgements \ List of Figures \ Translator's Introduction: The Artifice of Jargon. On Guattari's Style \ Preliminary \ 1. Analytic Cartographies \ 2. Semiotic Energetics \ 3. The Cycle of Assemblages \ 4. Reference and Consistency \ 5. The Domain of Fluxes \ 6. The Domain of Phyla \ 7. The Domain of Universes \ 8. Enunciative Recursion \ The Refrains of Being and Sense \ Refrains and Existential Affects \ Genet Regained \ Architectural Enunciation \ Ethico-Aesthetic Refrains in the Theatre of Witkiewicz \ Keiichi Tahara's Faciality Machine \ "Cracks in the Street"\ Notes \ Index