Entry: The Time of Paranoia
1 Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Sc
ophrenia, trans. Brian Massumi (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota P
1987), 261.
2 My conceptualization and critique of postmodern temporalities follow
chapter 1, but it is deeply informed throughout the book by Fredric James
notions regarding the processes of commodification, periodicity, space, and
‘‘spatialization of time’’ (Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Cap
ism [Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1991], esp. 1–54, 154–80), as we
assessments of the ‘‘time-space collapse’’ coming from studies in critical p
modernism, such as those of John Frow (Time and Commodity Culture: Es
in Cultural Theory and Postmodernity [New York: Oxford University P
1997]),DavidHarvey(The Condition of Postmodernity [Cambridge,U.K.:Bl
well, 1990]), Peter Osborne (The Politics of Time: Modernity and the Av
Garde [New York: Verso, 1995]), and Eric Alliez (Capital Times, trans. Geo
van den Abbeele [Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996]).
3 Slavoj Žižek, The Plague of Fantasies (London: Verso, 1997), 7.
4 Eric L. Santner, My Own Private Germany: Daniel Paul Schreber’s Secret
tory of Modernity (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1996), xiii.
1 Postmodernity and the Symptom of Paranoia
1 For assessments of postmodern panic and paranoia, see especially Arthur
ker, Marilouise Kroker, and David Cook, Panic Encyclopedia: The Defin
Guide to the Postmodern Scene (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1989), 13
120–27; and Brian Massumi, The Politics of Everyday Fear (Minneapolis:
versity of Minnesota Press, 1993). The most cogent discussions (and imp
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