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Deleuze and New Technology$
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David Savat and Mark Poster

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780748633364

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633364.001.0001

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Introduction: Deleuze and New Technology

Introduction: Deleuze and New Technology

(p.1) Introduction: Deleuze and New Technology
Deleuze and New Technology

David Savat

Edinburgh University Press

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the relevance of Gilles Deleuze's philosophy for digital technology and biotechnology. The book is organised into two parts. The first part focuses on Deleuze's idea of the societies of control and the politics surrounding new technologies, including possible strategies to resist new techniques of control enabled by those technologies. The second part discusses the ideas of Deleuze and Félix Guattari about becoming-minor, and their suggestion that we should not fear technology in any struggle against political oppression.

Keywords:   Gilles Deleuze, philosophy, digital technology, biotechnology, societies of control, politics, Félix Guattari, political oppression

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