Given that Deleuze and Guattari came to prominence after May 1968, many readers attempt to determine the political significance of their work. The difficulty that some encounter finding its political implications contrasts with Deleuze and Guattari's commitment to radical causes. In response, Patton and Thoburn elaborate on the Marxist elements in the pair's oeuvre, a line of analysis I continue. Focusing on A Thousand Plateaus, I discuss their references to the theorisation of the ‘dependency theorists’, a group of Marxist-inspired scholars who became influential during the 1960s. Does their engagement with dependency theory provide the basis for a political project?
Weeks, Samuel. "A Politics of Peripheries: Deleuze and Guattari as Dependency Theorists.”
Deleuze and Guattari Studies, Volume 13, Issue 1, February 2019, Pages 79-103.
This article has been peer reviewed. It is the author's final version prior to publication in Deleuze and Guattari Studies, Volume 13, Issue 1, February 2019, Pages 79-103.
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