Desire and the InfrastructureTo say that desire is part of the infrastructure comes down to saying that subjectivity produces reality. Subjectivity is not an ideological superstructure.
At the time of Leninism, the government had to be overturned --- the trade unions were economists, traitors --- power had to go to the Soviets: in short, there was an idea, there was something. But here, really, there is no idea. There's nothing at all. There's the idea of macroeconomics, of a certain number of factors: unemployment, the market, money, all abstractions that have nothing at all to do with social reality.--- Félix Guattari,
"Crise de production de subjectivité,"
Seminar of April 3, 1984
As quoted in Signs and Machines:
Capitalism and the Production of Subjectivity
Joshua David Jordan, translator
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