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Deleuze and CinemaThe Aesthetics of Sensation$
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Barbara Kennedy

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780748611348

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611348.001.0001

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From Micro-politics to Aesthetics

From Micro-politics to Aesthetics

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(p.8) (p.9) Chapter 1 From Micro-politics to Aesthetics
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Deleuze and Cinema
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Barbara M. Kennedy

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611348.003.0001

This chapter explains how the original determinations of this book were founded within feminist politics, but moved into aesthetics, aims to investigate how film operates as a pleasurable and desirous experience outside of frameworks of image and representation alone, and analyses the concepts of pleasure and desire. It argues for a micro-political position whereby the impact of cinema is not only experienced through signification but through film as a material as much as a psychical assemblage, which operates through a processual, force, and intensity, as much as image, representation, and signification.

Keywords:   feminist politics, aesthetics, film, pleasure, desire, micro-political position, psychical assemblage, processual force, signification, representation

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