David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Deleuze Studies 3 (suppl):119-137 (2009)
This text provides an analysis of the Deleuzian theory of minorities. Its hypothesis is that this theory produces a double effect of interpellation: upon a materialistic reading of the philosophy of Deleuze, and upon the theoretical and political heritage of Marxism. Concerning the first aspect, the thesis of an actual multiplication of ‘becomings-minoritarian’ reopening ‘the question of the becoming-revolutionary of people, at every level, in every place’, has to be referred to the Deleuzo-Guattarian analysis of the conjuncture – namely, to a diagnosis of the global capitalist system's dynamisms and the contradictions they produce in the social, juridical and political institutions of national States. Concerning the second aspect, I confront the adversities faced by minorities with the schema of the classes struggle, and I examine certain links (of continuation and integration, but also differentiation) between the processes of ‘proletarianisation’ and ‘becoming-minoritarian’, that is to say, between two ways of problematising the collective subject of a revolutionary politics of emancipation. Finally I assert that the concept of ‘becoming-minoritarian’ makes of the possibility of an unprecedented internationalism the way to a renewal of the two concepts between which the horizon of modern political thought extends, and around which the tradition of political liberalism and thinkers of a revolutionary politics have never ceased to confront one another: autonomy and universality
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Simon Tormey (2006). Key Thinkers From Critical Theory to Post-Marxism. Sage Publications.
Saul Newman (2005). Power and Politics in Poststructuralist Thought: New Theories of the Political. Routledge.
Adam Lent (ed.) (1998). New Political Thought: An Introduction. Lawrence & Wishart.
Valentine Moulard-Leonard (2005). Revolutionary Becomings: Negritude's Anti-Humanist Humanism. [REVIEW] Human Studies 28 (3):231 - 249.
E. A. Rees (2004). Political Thought From Machiavelli to Stalin: Revolutionary Machiavellism. Palgrave Macmillan.
R. Moolenaar (2004). Slavoj Žižek and the Real Subject of Politics. Studies in East European Thought 56 (4):259-297.
Costas Panayotakis (2004). A Marxist Critique of Marx's Theory of History: Beyond the Dichotomy Between Scientific and Critical Marxism. Sociological Theory 22 (1):123-139.
Pelagia Goulimari (1999). A Minoritarian Feminism? Things to Do with Deleuze and Guattari. Hypatia 14 (2):97-120.
Miguel de Beistegui (2005). The Vertigo of Immanence: Deleuze's Spinozism. Research in Phenomenology 35 (1):77-100.
AÏm Deüelle Lüski (2007). Thought From the Middle. The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 11:109-112.
Added to index2010-07-11
Total downloads5 ( #223,146 of 1,098,129 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #172,576 of 1,098,129 )
How can I increase my downloads?