Thomas Nail’s Returning to Revolution: Deleuze, Guattari and Zapatismo is reviewed at NDPR.
We are witnessing the return of political revolution. However, this is not a return to the classical forms of revolution: the capture of the state, the political representation of the party, the centrality of the proletariat or the leadership of the vanguard. After the failure of such tactics over the last century, revolutionary strategy is now headed in an entirely new direction. This book argues that Deleuze, Guattari and the Zapatistas are at the theoretical and practical heart of this new direction. Returning to Revolution is the first full-length book devoted to Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of revolution and to their connection with Zapatismo.
The first 50 pages of the book can be downloaded for free.
Book looks like something I should dig into soon. Aside from being a question that’s preoccupied me since the Arab uprisings and Occupy Movement of 2011, I confess to being disappointed with the most popular political applications of Deleuzian thought. I’m interested in seeing what a concrete revolutionary daily practice using Deleuze and Guattari looks like. Thanks a lot for sharing.
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Stuart Elden links to a review of Thomas Nail’s Returning to Revolution (2012). Worth reading alongside some of Nicholas Tampio’s work on Deleuze and revolution too.