Introduction: Postscript on Dystopia Today

  • Rahime Çokay Nebioğlu


The introductory chapter seeks to interpret the growing links between contemporary dystopia and the contemporary world through a Deleuzian lens. The author argues that contemporary dystopia has its origins in the present reality of the global societies of control under late capitalism and develops new narrative tendencies not only to reflect but also to resist this reality. Understanding these new dynamics arising in contemporary dystopia is possible only through understanding how the axiomatic of late capitalism operates in the contemporary world. This chapter, thus, tackles the necessity of consulting Deleuze and Guattari’s theories to read this mutual correspondence, perceiving it as an outcome of a move towards the plane of immanence where the concept of dystopia and the contemporary world have begun to take a new shape that is both suffocating and liberating.


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  • Rahime Çokay Nebioğlu
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  1. 1.AnkaraTurkey

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