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Between Desire and PleasureA Deleuzian Theory of Sexuality$
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Frida Beckman

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780748645923

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645923.001.0001

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Introduction: The Body without Orgasm

Introduction: The Body without Orgasm

(p.1) Introduction: The Body without Orgasm
Between Desire and Pleasure

Frida Beckman

Edinburgh University Press

This introductory chapter outlines the main argument of the book. It explains the background to Deleuze’s rejection of pleasure as a useful political category and also why it is important to reconsider this rejection. Pinpointing tensions between desire and pleasure and between plateaus and orgasms, it also touches on the role of psychoanalysis in Deleuze’s philosophy as well as some differences between his and Guattari’s work.

Keywords:   Plateau, Desire, Pleasure, Guattari, Psychoanalysis

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