Resisting Financialization with Deleuze and Guattari aims to provide a contribution in relation to three main areas: the understanding of contemporary capitalism and financialization from a critical perspective; the analysis of resistance to financialization; and the better understanding of the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari.
Using a critical perspective, this book is informed by a Marxian literature in political economy and the poststructuralist works of Deleuze and Guattari, and Foucault. Through this, the author argues that it is relevant to combine Marxism and poststructuralism so as to better understand financialization. The analysis of resistance to financialization also provides a reflection on social democracy and Occupy Wall Street as contrasting ways to resist capitalism. Finally, this book will contribute to the analysis of Deleuze and Guattari through an analysis of their reception within political philosophy.
This book provides the intellectual tools needed by academics in order to articulate a critical and revolutionary interpretation of Deleuze and Guattari, as well as analyse their reception by political philosophy. It also offers these tools to a more general audience interested in political economy and capitalism.
Table of Contents
Introduction, First Part, 2. The Elitist Interpretation of the Philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari, 3. The Liberal Interpretation of Deleuze and Guattari, 4. The Revolutionary Interpretation of Deleuze and Guattari, Second Part, 5. Understanding Financialization, 6. Anticipating Financialization, 7. Resisting Financialization, Concluding Comments, Bibliography
Charles Barthold completed his PhD at the University of Leicester (2015) and is now a lecturer at the Open University, UK. He is interested in the intersection of financialization and the political and ethical responses to it. Similarly, he is interested in poststructuralist approaches, animal studies, corporate social responsibility and precarity.