“Anyone who likes cats or dogs is a fool,” wrote Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari in A Thousand Plateaus2 2 - Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia (London: Continuum, 2004), 265. 294. [En italique dans le texte original]. In the view of these poststructuralist prophets, pets are the animals of psychoanalysis. They draw us “into a narcissistic contemplation” and are Oedipal in essence.3 3 - Ibid. But I like to think that Carolee Schneemann’s work could have changed Deleuze and Guattari’s minds.
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