In a style full of conceptual surprise and confidence, like the rock climber who pushes upward knowing a handhold will somehow somewhere appear, Schizoanalytic Cartographies makes each term and concept a leap of faith, defying the abyssal melancholia of fascist life to confront the question that so concerns us today: what would a non-servile relation to media look like? This is a welcome translation, and untimely in the sense of affording, as if again for the first time, a consideration of how to conduct analysis across radically heterogeneous domains of existence in the digital era. -- Thomas Lamarre, Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies at McGill University, Canada Schizoanalytic Cartographies is the most complete and far-reaching formulation of Felix Guattari's philosophical thought. We see him at the height of his conceptual powers, scintillating with an intellectual intensity of dizzying inventiveness. This long-awaited English translation will put to rest any hasty assumptions about Guattari playing philosophical second fiddle to his long-time collaborator Gilles Deleuze. This is Guattari at his most creative -- and most enigmatic -- near the end of his career. The singular force of his thought vibrates on every page. -- Brian Massumi, Professor in the Communication Department, University of Montreal, Canada
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Andrew Goffey is Senior Lecturer in Media, Culture and Communications at Middlesex University, UK.