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Subjectivity, Desire and Social Institutions in Deleuze and Guattari
2. The Lacanian Theory of Desire
3. Guattari on Desire, Subjectivity and the Objet petit a
5. Guattari, History and Revolutionary Subjectivity
6. Post-script: The Anti-Oedipus of Guattari and Deleuze
Anti-Oedipus, in fact appears to burst forth from an attempt to push Lacan’s theory of the objet petit a to its limits, opening it up to its historical and political-economic contexts, and installing it within a new Marxist theory of revolutionary subjectivity. In order to understand the novelty of Anti-Oedipus, it could be important to understand the original nexus of Deleuze and Guattari’s theoretical encounter. We begin by returning to Deleuze’s earliest political thought, showing how his initial ideas about the role of institutions in human subjectivity had to wait for his encounter with Guattari to bear fruit.