Article ID: CBB001553522

Deleuze, Haraway, and the Radical Democracy of Desire (2015)


In response to suggestions that Deleuze and Guattari are the “enemy” of companion species, this essay explores the tension between Donna Haraway's attacks against Deleuze and Guattari and their philosophy of becoming animal. The essay goes on to contextualize Deleuze and Guattari's statements against pet owners through a discussion of the psychoanalytical refiguration of desire and shows how their ostensible attack against pet owners fits into their larger critique against capitalism. The essay illustrates why Deleuze and Guattari and Haraway are more in agreement than first meets the eye, finding commensurability through Haraway's early work on embryology. Becoming animal does not begin and end with either humans or animals, and the essay explores the high stakes of focusing on intensities rather than actual animal bodies.

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Authors & Contributors
Fierro, Catriel
Andrea Colombo
Cimini, Amy
John J. Stuhr
Tellkamp, Jörg Alejandro
Suchman, Lucy A.
Social Studies of Science
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
Journal of American Culture
Intellectual History Review
History of the Human Sciences
State University of New York at Buffalo
Lutheran School of Theology
Wallstein Verlag
Presses Universitaires de France
Oxford University Press
Human-animal relationships
Deleuze, Gilles
Haraway, Donna Jeanne
Bergson, Henri Louis
Freud, Sigmund
Roads, Curtis
Dewey, John
Time Periods
20th century, late
20th century
19th century
21st century
Early modern
United States

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