From: Mani Haghighi <mhaghighi@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 03 Apr 1998 00:39:07 -0500 (EST)
And then there is the great footnote (#39) to "On Several Regimes of
Signs" in A Thousand Plateaus, where Deleuze and Guattari list both their
agreements and disagreements with Foucault: "Our only points of
disagreement with Foucault are the following: (1) to us the assemblages
seem fundamentally to be assemblages not of power but of desire (desire is
always assembled), and power seems to be a stratified dimension of the
assemblage; (2) the diagram and the abstract machine have lines of flight
that are primary, which are not phenomena of resistance or counterattack
in an assemblage, but cutting edges of creation and deterritorialization."
I've laways thought that these are pretty strong disagreements, even
though Foucault, in the section on "Method" in the 1st volume of the
History of Sexuality, addresses both points.
Deleuze elaborates on these points, in a more sympathetic tone, in his
book on Foucault.
Baudrillard may also be of interest in this respect, when he compares
Foucault and Deleuze/Guattari's accounts of desire and desiring-production
in "Forget Foucault."