Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari: Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia (1972–) [FR, ES, DE, IT, GR, EN, RU, PT]

2 April 2009, dusan

“When it first appeared in France, Anti-Oedipus was hailed as a masterpiece by some and “a work of heretical madness” by others. In it, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari set forth the following theory: Western society’s innate herd instinct has allowed the government, the media, and even the principles of economics to take advantage of each person’s unwillingness to be cut off from the group. What’s more, those who suffer from mental disorders may not be insane, but could be individuals in the purest sense, because they are by nature isolated from society. More than twenty-five years after its original publication, Anti-Oedipus still stands as a controversial contribution to a much-needed dialogue on the nature of free thinking.”

Publisher Les Editions de Minuit, 1972

English edition
Translated by Robert Hurley, Mark Seem, and Helen R. Lane
Preface by Michel Foucault
Publisher University of Minnesota Press, 1983
400 pages

Key terms: schizoanalysis, desiring-production, deterritorialization, Anti-Oedipus, psychoanalysis, Oedipus complex, anti-production, surplus-value, nuclear family, Deleuze and Guattari, Lacan, Marxism, incest, exclusive disjunction, death instinct, Nietzsche, Spinoza, permanent revolution, paralogism, capitalist

Wikipedia (EN)
Publisher (EN)

L’Anti-Oedipe: Capitalisme et schizophrénie (French, added on 2012-10-18)
El Anti Edipo: Capitalismo y esquizofrenia (Spanish, trans. Francisco Monge, 1973/1985, added on 2013-1-1)
Anti-Ödipus: Kapitalismus und Schizophrenie I (German, trans. Bernd Schwips, 1974/1977, no OCR, added on 2013-1-2)
L’anti-Edipo: Capitalismo e schizofrenia (Italian, trans. Alessandro Fontana, 1975, added on 2013-1-1)
Kapitalismós kai schizofréneia: o anti-Oidípous (Greek, trans. Καίτη Χατζηδήμου and Ιουλιέττα Ράλλη, 1981, 24 MB, added on 2016-8-3)
Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia (English, trans. Robert Hurley, Mark Seem, and Helen R. Lane, 1983, updated on 2012-10-18)
Анти-Эдип: Капитализм и шизофрения (Russian, trans. Д.Кралечкина, 2008, DJVU, no OCR, added on 2013-1-2)
O anti-Édipo: capitalismo e esquizofrenia (Portuguese, trans. Luiz B. L. Orlandi, 2010, added on 2013-1-1)

See also their A Thousand Plateaus.

The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom

16 February 2009, pht

With the radical changes in information production that the Internet has introduced, we stand at an important moment of transition, says Yochai Benkler in this thought-provoking book. The phenomenon he describes as social production is reshaping markets, while at the same time offering new opportunities to enhance individual freedom, cultural diversity, political discourse, and justice. But these results are by no means inevitable: a systematic campaign to protect the entrenched industrial information economy of the last century threatens the promise of today’s emerging networked information environment.

In this comprehensive social theory of the Internet and the networked information economy, Benkler describes how patterns of information, knowledge, and cultural production are changing—and shows that the way information and knowledge are made available can either limit or enlarge the ways people can create and express themselves. He describes the range of legal and policy choices that confront us and maintains that there is much to be gained—or lost—by the decisions we make today.

The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom
By Yochai Benkler
Edition: illustrated
Published by Yale University Press, 2006
ISBN 0300110561, 9780300110562
515 pages