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Single Idea 21906

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Full Idea

Liberals who focus on the state and Marxists who focus on the economy are macropolitical theorists. They overlook the small elements that comprise our political lives. To understand how we are constructed and power works we must turn to the smaller scale.

Gist of Idea

Political theory should not focus on the state or economy, but on the small scale of power


report of G Deleuze / F Guattari (A Thousand Plateaus [1980]) by Todd May - Gilles Deleuze 4.04

Book Reference

May,Todd: 'Gilles Deleuze' [CUP 2006], p.127

A Reaction

This seems to be precisely in tune with the ideas of Foucault. I'm not sure that a study of power within the family or the office throws much light on macropolitics. How the micro intrudes into the micro seems more interesting.