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Author Clancy, Rockwell F.
Title Towards a political anthropology in the work of Gilles Deleuze : psychoanalysis and Anglo-American literature / Rockwell F. Clancy.
Imprint Leuven, Belgium : Leuven University Press, [2015]

Author Clancy, Rockwell F.
Series Figures of the unconscious ; 13
Figures of the unconscious ; 13.
Subject Deleuze, Gilles, 1925-1995.
Philosophical anthropology.
Political anthropology.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Psychoanalytic interpretation.
Psychoanalysis and philosophy.
Description 1 online resource (336 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-319) and index.
Contents Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Preface : from psychoanalysis and literature to political anthropology -- Introduction : Deleuze, politics, and the problem of human nature -- The metaphysics of psychoanalysis -- The metaphysics of classic American literature -- Reading anti-Oedipus from behind with Lawrence -- Anglo-American literature as a philosophical concept -- The political significance of opinion, philosophy, and art -- Creating a people to come -- Conclusion : political anthropology, liberalism, and Deleuze.
Summary This work explores the significance of two recurring themes in the thought of Gilles Deleuze: his critique of psychoanalysis and praise for Anglo-American literature. Tracing the overlooked influence of English writer D.H. Lawrence on Deleuze, Rockwell Clancy shows how these themes ultimately bear on two competing "political anthropologies," conceptions of the political and the respective accounts of philosophical anthropology on which they are based. Contrary to the mainstream of both Deleuze studies and contemporary political thought, Clancy argues that the major contemporary importance of Deleuze's thought consists in the way he grounds his analyses of the political on accounts of philosophical anthropology, helping to make sense of the contemporary backlash against inclusive liberal values evident in forms of political conservatism and religious fundamentalism.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789461661715
9462700117 (print)
9789462700116 (print)
OCLC # 906108199
Additional Format Print version: 9789462700116

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