The Deleuze Dictionary

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Adrian Parr
Edinburgh University Press, 2005 - 318 pages
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This is the first dictionary dedicated to the work of Gilles Deleuze. It provides an in-depth and lucid introduction to one of the most influential figures in continental philosophy.The dictionary defines and contextualises more than 150 terms that relate to Deleuze's philosophy including concepts such as 'becoming', 'body without organs', 'deterritorialization' 'difference', 'repetition', 'rhizome' and 'schizoanalysis'. The clear explanations also address the main intellectual influences on Deleuze as well as the influence Deleuze has had on subjects such as feminism, cinema, postcolonial theory, geography and cultural studies. Those unfamiliar with Deleuze will find the dictionary a user-friendly tool equipping them with definitions and interpretations both as a study and/or a teaching aid. The entries are written by some of the most prominent Deleuze scholars including Rosi Braidotti, Claire Colebrook, Tom Conley, Eugene Holland and Paul Patton. These contributors bring their expert knowledge and critical opinion to bear on the entries and provide an enriching theoretical context for anyone interested in Deleuze.Key Features* The entries are written in jargon-free language by experts on Deleuze.* The book covers the key Deleuzian terms and concepts.* Taken together, the entries provide a comprehensive introduction for those unfamiliar with Deleuze.* Useful study aid and tool for students and teachers.

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About the author (2005)

Adrian Parr is Professor of Critical Theory at the University of Cincinnati. She is the editor of The Deleuze Dictionary (EUP, 2005), and with Ian Buchanan of Deleuze and the Contemporary World (EUP, 2006). She is the author of Exploring the Work of Leonardo da Vinci within the Context of Contemporary Philosophical Thought and Art (Edwin Mellen Press, 2003).

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