Monday, May 28, 2007

Like the history of class struggle was for Marx, desire, for Deleuze and Guattari, is the primordial soup from which all things take form. It runs through the veins of culture; it “creates all social and historical reality,” and coagulates into organized unities only when it is corralled by “dominant sociolinguistic powers, tyrannical signifiers, political despots, the authorities of normalizing institutions, or a host of micropractices of everyday life” (Best 101).
Deleuze and Guattari argue that the goal of revolutionary politics is the liberation of desire from these organized unities, from “the narrow cells of the type ‘couple,’ ‘family,’ ‘person,’ ‘objects,’” the constellations which prevent desire from flowing freely (Anti-Oedipus 294).
We as part of desiremachine collective desire to reassemble the fragments of traces of our hybridized experiences in a post-colonial setting in the peripheral east of india.

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