Assemblages of Health

Deleuze's Empiricism and the Ethology of Life

  • Cameron Duff

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 205-209

About this book


This book presents a review of Deleuze’s key methods and concepts in the course of exploring how these methods may be applied in contemporary studies of health and illness. Taken from a Deleuzian perspective, health and wellbeing will be characterized as a discontinuous process of affective and relational transitions.

The book argues that health, conceived in terms of the quality of life, is advanced or facilitated in the provision of new affective sensitivities and new relational capacities. Following an assessment of Deleuze’s key ideas, the book will offer a series of case studies designed to illustrate how Deleuze’s ideas can be applied to select health problems. This analysis draws out the specific advantages of a Deleuzian approach to public health research, establishing grounds for more widespread engagement with Deleuze’s ideas across the health and social sciences.


Assemblages of Health Deleuze's key concepts Developmental Ethology Drug Prevenion and Harm Reduction Strategies Foucault Gilles Deleuze Health Prevention Health Promotion Strategies Health and Ethics Health and Illness Health and Social Sciences Health and Well-Being Human Development Misuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs Mitigation of Illness Positive Conceptualisation of Health Promoting Health and Modifying Assemblages Promotion of Health Quality of Life Studies Recovery from Mental Illness Social Determinants of Health Sociology of Health and Illness Study of Health and Illness Transcendental Empiricism

Authors and affiliations

  • Cameron Duff
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  1. 1.Social Sciences and Health Research UnitMonash UniversityCaulfield EastAustralia

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