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By Frida Beckman

For Deleuze, sexuality is a strength which can trap in addition to free up lifestyles. Its flows are usually repressed and contained in particular varieties whereas while they maintain progressive strength. there's giant strength within the thousand sexes of desiring-machines, and sexuality is obvious as a resource of changing into. This e-book gathers fashionable Deleuze students to discover the limiting and releasing forces of sexuality relating to a range of valuable topics in Deleuze's philosophy, together with politics, psychoanalysis and friendship in addition to particular themes reminiscent of the body-machine, incapacity, feminism and erotics.

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1988), Spinoza: Practical Philosophy, trans. R. Hurley, San Francisco: City Lights Books. Deleuze, G. (1991), Masochism: Coldness and Cruelty, trans. Jean McNeil, New York: Zone Books. Deleuze, G. (1997), Essays Critical and Clinical, trans. D. W. Smith and M. Greco, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Deleuze, G. (2000), Proust and Signs, trans. R. Howard, London: Athlone Press. indd 25 31/05/2011 09:13 26 Deleuze and Sex Deleuze, G. (2004a), Difference and Repetition, trans. P. Patton, London: Continuum.

15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. indd 28 always stand alone) and the third one enables the expression of an idea, suggests that the sexual body becomes expressive beyond itself through the Oedipal images of the third series. The possibility that appears of rethinking transcendent schemas of sexuality through Deleuze has been noted by feminist post-Deleuzians as well as writers such as Luce Irigaray. As Claire Colebrook notes, feminist theory has been increasingly concerned with questions of metaphysics along the lines of immanence and transcendence as it opens up the possibility of thinking difference that is not predetermined by already established coordinates (Colebrook 2000: 110).

Indd 24 31/05/2011 09:13 Introduction: What is Sex? 25 the functions of pain, flesh and the body in making unnatural connections and becomings. Ecstasy, MacCormack argues, deserves attention as it offers a becoming that does not ‘fetishise’ woman and other minoritarians and that does not evade questions of the pain and risk of becoming-imperceptible. The eleventh and final chapter of the collection may be said to look up and out, that is, to expand further the ramifications of the nature of sexuality in Deleuze’s philosophy.

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