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Deleuze and Guattari and Terror

Anindya Sekhar Purakayastha

What can philosophy offer when we suffer from brutal acts of terror and barbarous acts of counter-terror? Is the very grammar of the network of terror and anti-terror moves locked in the same ideology of power and state-ism that demands a deeper micro-analysis of human fetish for coercion and cruelty? Do we need schizoanalysis of the neurosis of terror and counter-terror where the work of Deleuze and Guattari can offer insight?
This collection of essays considers the contribution of Deleuze and Guattari's philosophical ideas in forging a critique of global terror and counter-terror. Deleuze`s concept of nomadic thought provides a starting point for this fetish for coercion and terrorizing power. The contributors identify areas of political terror, state terror, capitalist corporate terror, religious terror, cyber-terror, social terror and cultural terror to enable the inherent power structure within all forms of terror to be unpacked.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Publish Date: May 31st, 2024
  • Pages: 264
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 0.55in - 0.82lb
  • EAN: 9781399509879
  • Categories: Individual PhilosophersPoliticalTerrorism

About the Author

Purakayastha, Anindya Sekhar: - Anindya Sekhar Purakayastha is Professor of English at Kazi Nazrul University, India. He was Fulbright Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellow 2018-19 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He was also a Fellow at the Institute for Critical Social Inquiry, New School for Social Research, New York in 2017. Among his recent authored and co-edited volumes are Violence in South Asia: Contemporary Perspectives (Routledge, 2019), Literature, Cultural Politics and Counter-readings: Hamlet as the Prince of Deconstruction (Aakar Books, 2019). He co-edits Kairos, A Journal of Critical Symposium and is one of the founding members of the Postcolonial Studies Association of the Global South (PSAGS).
Das, Saswat Samay: - Saswat Samay Das is an Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. He is co-editor of Deleuze, Guattari, and the Global Pandemic: Revolutionary Praxis and Neoliberal Crisis (Bloomsbury) and Deleuze, Guattari and Post-neoliberalism (Bloomsbury). He is the leading editor of Technology, Urban Space and the Networked Community, Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming).

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