This extract - taken from Guattari Reframed - looks at subjectivity and our sense of self , by exploring Guattari's idea of molar and molecular identity as applied to the visual arts.

Guattari Reframed presents a timely and urgent rehabilitation of one of the twentieth century's most engaged and engaging cultural philosophers. Best known as an activist and practicing psychiatrist, Guattari's work is increasingly understood as both eerily prescient and vital in the context of contemporary culture. Employing the language of visual culture and concrete examples drawn from it, this book introduces and reassesses the major concepts developed throughout Guattari's writings, asserting his significance as a revolutionary philosopher and cultural theorist and invites the reader to transform both their understanding of Guattari, and their lives through his ideas.
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