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  • In the Shadow of Akimbo Corporatism: Arched Athleticism and the 'Becoming-Human' of a People.

Golding, Johnny, 2016, Journal Article, In the Shadow of Akimbo Corporatism: Arched Athleticism and the 'Becoming-Human' of a People. The Journal of Deleuze Studies, 10 (2). pp. 263-279. ISSN 1750-2241

Abstract or Description:

The importance of Deleuze and Deleuze and Guattari’s development of ‘encounter’ is brought into sharp relief as key to the notion of ‘athleticism’. Here, both are developed as indispensable to each other, forming an a-radical/ana-material groundless ground to power, politics, literary sensibility, indeed sense itself – though all played in a minor key. It is a nuanced encounter which, at one and the same time, if working as encounter, produces an acephaletic knowledge, a body-knowledge, without the Ego-I. This, in itself would have been enough. But in an age of massifying systems, drone warfare and horrific migrations, where corporate tentacles bend the rules akimbo, one finds that this turn to a Deleuzean athleticism offers a different kind of political analysis, a radical difference, which, despite (or because of) the odds, enables a politics of hope and indeed, of a ‘becoming-human’.

Official URL: http://www.euppublishing.com/doi/10.3366/dls.2016....
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W190 Fine Art not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Fine Art
Identification Number or DOI: /10.3366/dls.2016.0224
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2017 11:40
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2017 11:40
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2718

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