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Immanence and Micropolitics: Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault and Deleuze

Gilliam, Christian (2017) Immanence and Micropolitics: Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault and Deleuze Taking on the Political . Edinburgh University Press.. ISBN 9781474417884

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Abstract

Maps the context and development of immanence and micropolitics, from Sartre to Deleuze, via Merleau-Ponty and Foucault Christian Gilliam argues that a philosophy of ‘pure’ immanence is integral to the development of an alternative understanding of ‘the political’; one that re-orients our understanding of the self toward the concept of an unconscious or ‘micropolitical’ life of desire. He argues that here, in this ‘life’, is where the power relations integral to the continuation of post-industrial capitalism are most present and most at stake. Through proving its philosophical context, lineage and political import, Gilliam ultimately justifies the conceptual necessity of immanence in understanding politics and resistance, thereby challenging the claim that ontologies of ‘pure’ immanence are either apolitical or politically incoherent.

Item Type: Book
Divisions : Researcher Development Programme
Authors :
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Gilliam, Christianchristian.gilliam@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : April 2017
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2017 Edinburgh University Press.
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 30 Jun 2017 09:57
Last Modified : 30 Jun 2017 09:57
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/841530

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