This book examines Félix Guattari, the French psychoanalyst, philosopher, and radical activist, renowned for an energetic style of thought that cuts across conceptual, political, and institutional spheres.

Increasingly recognised as a key figure in his own right, Guattari’s influence in contemporary social theory and the modern social sciences continues to grow. From the ecosophy of hurricanes to the micropolitics of cinema, the book draws together a series of Guattarian motifs which animate the complexity of one of the twentieth century’s greatest and most enigmatic thinkers. The book examines techniques and modes of thought that contribute to a liberation of thinking and subjectivity. Divided thematically into three parts – ‘cartographies’, ‘ecologies’, and ‘micropolitics’ – each chapter showcases the singular and pragmatic grounds by which Guattari’s signature concepts can be found to be both disruptive to traditional modes of thinking, and generative toward novel forms of ethics, politics and sociality.

This interdisciplinary compendium on Guattari’s exciting, experimental, and enigmatic thought will appeal to academics and postgraduates within Social Theory, Human Geography, and Continental Philosophy.

chapter |11 pages


For better and for worse
ByThomas Jellis, Joe Gerlach, JD Dewsbury

part I|86 pages


chapter 1|15 pages

Through a net darkly

Spatial expression from glossematics to schizoanalysis
ByMarcus A. Doel, David B. Clarke
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chapter 2|11 pages

Mapping the unconscious 1

ByManola Antonioli

chapter 3|13 pages

Guattari’s incorporeal materialism

From individuation to aesthetics (and back again)
ByTom Roberts

chapter 4|14 pages

Metamodelising the territory

On Teddy Cruz’s diagrammatic urbanism
ByChristoph Brunner

chapter 5|16 pages

Schizoanalytic cartographies 1

ByAnne Querrien

chapter 6|11 pages

Refrains of lost time

Collapse, refrain, abstract
ByJD Dewsbury

part II|72 pages


chapter 7|14 pages

The (schizo)analysis of value in the ‘Age of Innovation’

ByMaria Hynes

chapter 8|14 pages

Ecosophy as an ethical mode of existence 1

ByMahoro Murasawa, Stéphane Nadaud

chapter 9|15 pages

Pathways to the machinic subject

ByMichele Lancione

chapter 10|11 pages

Memorial persistence

A hurricane in twelve refrains
ByRebecca Catarelli

chapter 11|12 pages

The cosmic flight of the Aerocene Gemini

BySasha Engelmann

part III|71 pages


chapter 12|10 pages

Hitchhiking Guattari

ByThomas Jellis, Joe Gerlach

chapter 13|15 pages

Guattari and the micropolitics of cinema

The desiring-machines of Satoshi Kon
ByAndrew Lapworth

chapter 14|12 pages

Reframing politics in art

From representational subjects to aesthetic subjectification
ByNina Williams

chapter 15|14 pages

Communist stratoanalysis

ByArun Saldanha

chapter 16|14 pages

Transversal geo-politics

The violence of sound
ByAnja Kanngieser