Signs and Machines: Capitalism and the Production of Subjectivity

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An analysis of how capitalism today produces subjectivity like any other "good," and what would allow us to escape its hold. "Capital is a semiotic operator" this assertion by Felix Guattari is at the heart of Maurizio Lazzarato's Signs and Machines , which asks us to leave behind the logocentrism that still informs so many critical theories. Lazzarato calls instead for a new theory capable of explaining how signs function in the economy, in power apparatuses, and in the production of subjectivity. Moving beyond the ...

Signs and Machines: Capitalism and the Production of Subjectivity 2014, Semiotext(e), Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781584351306

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