Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6½ x 9⅜
978-1-4422-5315-5 • Hardback • August 2015 • $100.00 • (£77.00)
978-1-4422-5316-2 • eBook • August 2015 • $95.00 • (£73.00)
Nicholas Tampio is associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Fordham University.
1. Entering Deleuze’s Political Vision
2. The Image of Pluralism
3. Deleuze’s Soul Hypothesis
4. The Rhizomatic Contract
5. Towards a Deleuzian Liberalism
6. The Politics of the Garden (pairadaeza)
[T]his book sets up an interesting and counterintuitive remapping of the Enlightenment, one that entices the reader to pursue further its language and concerns…. Deleuze’s Political Vision is the eighteenth volume in the ‘Modernity and Political Thought’ series by Rowman & Littlefield. This series features important contemporary theorists thinking with and writing about a significant predecessor in order to engage current issues and concerns. One aspect of this series has remained constant: a commitment to engaging past authors as a way to imagine and inhabit more livable futures. Deleuze’s Political Vision continues this commitment to a future more alive and active with a diverse range of experience.
— Perspectives on Politics
Tampio tackles Deleuze and Guattari’s A Thousand Plateaus, mining it for its political and ethical possibilities. Using imagination as his theoretical impetus, Tampio tells us how our tree-like vision of politics ought to be replaced by the diversified Deleuzian garden of flowers.
— Always Already Podcast, a critical theory podcast
This is a remarkable book. It enacts the Deleuzian philosophy it describes, and it inspires us to think anew about ethics, identity, regional pluralism and the politics of becoming. Highly recommended for those visiting Deleuze and Guattari for the first time and for those who seek to refresh and enliven their previous engagements.
— William E. Connolly, Johns Hopkins University, author of The Fragility of Things: Self Organizing Processes, Neoliberal Fantasies, and Democratic Activism
Deleuze and John Stuart Mill, Rawls, Islamic political thought? In this tour de force, Nicholas Tampio brings Deleuze into engagement with key concepts and thinkers in the liberal democratic tradition and beyond. The result is an exhilarating and inspirational book that will reinvigorate political theory as well as Deleuze studies.
— Paul Patton, author of Deleuzian Concepts: Philosophy, Colonization, Politics and translator of Gilles Deleuze's Difference and Repetition, Wuhan University and Flinders University
For all the theoretical inventiveness of his work, Deleuze understood philosophy as an eminently practical affair, a matter of refining vision and preparing new affects and percepts beyond the constraints of capitalist and imperialist subjugation. In this excellent guide to using Deleuzian concepts to construct political alternatives, Nicholas Tampio extends and continues Deleuze and Guattari's efforts in A Thousand Plateaus to both reveal the true complexity of politics and to make that complexity subject to experimentation.
— Joshua Ramey, Visiting Assistant Professor of Peace, Justice, and Human Rights, Haverford College, USA