Who are our nomads today?: Deleuze's political ontology and the revolutionary problematic

Lundy, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-6087-1161, 2013. Who are our nomads today?: Deleuze's political ontology and the revolutionary problematic. Deleuze Studies, 7 (2), pp. 231-249. ISSN 1750-2241

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Abstract

This paper will address the question of the revolution in Gilles Deleuze's political ontology. More specifically, it will explore what kind of person Deleuze believes is capable of bringing about genuine and practical transformation. Contrary to the belief that a Deleuzian program for change centres on the facilitation of 'absolute deterritorialisation' and pure 'lines of flight', I will demonstrate how Deleuze in fact advocates a more cautious and incremental if not conservative practice that promotes the ethic of prudence. This will be achieved in part through a critical analysis of the dualistic premises upon which much Deleuzian political philosophy is based, alongside the
topological triads that can also be found in his work. In light of this critique, Deleuze's thoughts on what it is to be and become a revolutionary will be brought into relief, giving rise to the question of who really is Deleuze's nomad, his true revolutionary or figure of transformation?

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Deleuze Studies
Creators: Lundy, C.
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Date: May 2013
Volume: 7
Number: 2
ISSN: 1750-2241
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.3366/dls.2013.0104DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 02 Feb 2017 12:48
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 14:11
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/30086

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