- Title: Anti-Oedipus
- Sub-Title: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
- Author: Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari
- Published: 1983
- Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press; 1 edition (1983)
- ISBN-10: 0816612250
- ISBN-13: 978-0816612253
Desire: Lacan said desires are chasing object petit a (object little a) in the Real order. When we desire, we want what we cannot attain. Desires have been considered negatively. Desire is a lack, a hole, and something you have by your greed and stupidity. Deleuze and Guattari want to look desires in a positive way. Desire is productive and is what makes all machines (everything) operate.
Body without Organs (BwO): Deleuze and Guattari oppose organisms which are structured. BwO is not structured but can flow dynamically and can become any structure (productive). Body without Organs is like an egg. It has potentials.
Need, Desire, and Capitalism: Lacan points out that desire refers to ‘object petite a‘ (something you cannot symbolize). Therefore desire leads to fantasy. But G+D emphasizes that desire is real and produces a thing. Capitalism manipulates desire. It converts desire into needs, so you can spend. Capitalism itself blocks the flow but by reorganizing the structure, it keeps surviving.