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Definition of the noun Deterritorialization

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  1. The eradication of social, political, or cultural practices from their native places and populations


Deterritorialization is a concept created by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari in Anti-Oedipus, which, in accordance to Deleuze's desire and philosophy, quickly became used by others, for example in anthropology, and transformed in this reappropriation. Deleuze and Guattari encouraged the various use of their concepts - meanings other than those for which they had been created - since they did not believe in the concept of an "original sense". Deleuze said, for example, that the people who had best understood the Anti-Oedipus were persons that were neither philosophers nor psychoanalysts. He particularly liked a letter sent to him by an origami-maker, who had seen new inspiration in the book Le Pli.

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Google previewe-Study Guide for: Cultural Anthropology: A Perspective on the Human Condition (2014)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Deterritorialization: Deterritorialization is a concept created by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari in Anti Oedipus, which, in accordance to Deleuze's desire and philosophy, quickly became used by others, for example in anthropology, and ...

Google previewVirilio Live (2001)

Selected Interviews by John Armitage

Deterritorialization is a modern term for what the British admirals of old used to call 'the strategy of the fleet in being';.8 But, where in the old days the theatre of operations resided in the Atlantic or the Pacific Ocean, today it resides in the air, ...

Google previewThe Making and Unmaking of Sovereign Territory: From Colonial Extraction to Postcolonial Conservation in Mozambique's Massingir Region (2007)

by Elizabeth M. Lunstrum

(To be sure, such “defense of territory and economy” by means of deterritorialization is an all-too-common facet of warfare and state-making/state- maintaining, the US invasion of Iraq being a case in point.) In defending the apartheid state, ...

Google previewSensation, Contemporary Poetry and Deleuze (2010)

Transformative Intensities by Jon Clay

This is all before giving consideration to the properly aesthetic dimensions of the text, although such deterritorialization is an essentially aesthetic response to conceptual problems raised by the complexity ofreference or articulation provided ...

Google previewGlobalization, Philanthropy, and Civil Society (2005)

Toward a New Political Culture in the Twenty-First Century by Soma Hewa, Darwin Stapleton

But although deterritorialization is a valuable insight into the workings of globalization, and both Appadurai and Tomlinson produce visions of cultural globalization that take us beyond the model of sameness put forward by the homogenization ...

Google previewHegel and Deleuze (2013)

Together Again for the First Time by Karen Houle, Jim Vernon

First, deterritorialization is an ontological figure. It does not necessarily refer to the aimless wandering of peoples without any fixed destination or to flows of goods and money since the flux in question is that offorces and intensities. Second, the ...

Google previewThe Ethnic Eye

Latino Media Arts by Chon A. Noriega, Ana M. López

As mentioned earlier, deterritorialization is that moment in which the State abstractly authorizes the eradication of members or sectors of its own constitutive populace. The State as the guarantor of social relations fails as protector and mediator ...

Google previewBecoming Places (2009)

Urbanism / Architecture / Identity / Power by Kim Dovey

TERRITORIALITY/SEGMENTARITY The dimension of territorialization/ deterritorialization is that through which social and spatial boundaries and identities are inscribed and erased. Territorialization here does not mean anything vastly ...

Google previewThe Language of Public Administration (1995)

Bureaucracy, Modernity, and Postmodernity by David John Farmer

As explained more fully later, deterritorialization means removal of the coding or grid that is imposed on the study of issues and situations by the way that thinking is conducted and the way that the business of thinking is structured.

Google previewDictionary of Globalization (2006)

by Andrew Jones

deterritorialization 62 DETERRITORIALIZATION The concept most commonly used to refer to the process by which there is a loss of the 'natural' relation of culture to geographical and social territories. John Tomlinson argues that the complex ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Political Science (2011)

by Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Leonardo Morlino

In a distinctive formulation, that of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, the term deterritorialization has been used to refer to the breakdown of territorial organization. Epistemologically juxtaposing “state philosophy” with “nomad thought,” Deleuze ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Human Geography (2011)

by Derek Gregory, Ron Johnston, Geraldine Pratt, Michael Watts, Sarah Whatmore

On the contrary, deterritorialization signifies a growing tendency ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of International Political Economy: Entries A-F (2001)

by R. J. Barry Jones

'Deterritorialization' refers to the erosion of the territorial NATION-STATE as the dominant spatial and analytic unit of...

Much of this early discussion of deterritorialization focused on the rise of MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS ( MNCs).

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of International Political Economy (2002)

by R. J. Barry Jones

`Deterritorialization' refers to the erosion of the territorial nation-state as the dominant spatial and analytic unit of international...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Studies (2012)

by Helmut K. Anheier, Mark Juergensmeyer

Technological innovation in the spheres of communication and production propelled deterritorialization forward. This process accelerated with the United States and China opening a new chapter of economic integration with Deng Xiaoping's ...

Google previewThe Columbia Dictionary of Modern Literary and Cultural Criticism (1995)

by Joseph Childers, Gary Hentzi

DETERRITORIALIZATION. Originating in the works written jointly by the French poststructuralist philosopher Gilles Deleuze and the French exponent of "anti-psychiatry" Felix Guattari, the term ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater (2007)

by Fran Mason

Deterritorialization describes capitalism's urge toward movement and fragmentation (based in the flows of capital) and produces a schizophrenic culture where meaning is constantly disrupted because all systems are subjected to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Case Study Research (2010)

L - Z; Index by Albert J. Mills, Gabrielle Durepos, Elden Wiebe

Consideration of signification leads to the idea of the territorializa- tion and deterritorialization of the sign, which is illustrated by the case of capital. Originally , trade was a direct exchange of one good for another, which came to be replaced by ...

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