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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

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

Barbara M. Kennedy

Edinburgh University Press

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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