1. Research Library

        A Thousand Machines : A Concise Philosophy of the Machine as Social Movement

        Gerald Raunig

        Los Angeles Semiotext(e) 2010

        ISBN 978-1584350859

      1. In this book Raunig provides a ‘historical and critical’ assessment of Felix Guattari and Gilles Deleuze’s concept of the ‘machine’ as a social/political/bioethical form. This idea, which rejected the opposition between the individual and the collective, among other dichotomies, was enormously influential for the development of French and international theory from the late 1970s onwards. Through an analysis of examples from film, literature, and political activism, Raunig asserts an understanding of the machine today as a kind of social movement (for example in the anti-globalization movements of the 2000s).