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Definition of Deterritorialization

What does Deterritorialization mean?


  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 this use of their concepts in other senses than that they were "originally created for", since they did not believe in this conception of an "original sense", which could be related to phenomenology. 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 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 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 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 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 (2013)

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 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 ...

Google previewShorter Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2005)

by Edward Craig

In regard to definition, five broad usages of 'globalization' can be distinguished: internationali- zation, liberalization, universalization, Westerniza- tion, and deterritorialization. Although these conceptions overlap to some extent, their emphases ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education (2009)

Finally, globalization involves changes in the integrity of countries, or deterritorialization, such that geographic places, distances, and borders no longer solely mark social spaces. As part of these geographic changes, different regions of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of International Development (2004)

by Tim Forsyth

Globalization disconnects culture from a specific locality - a process also known as "deterritorialization" - only to become reterritorialized in another locality or dimension (Appadurai, 1996). A common debate is whether "deterritorialization"  ...

Google previewThe Social Science Encyclopedia (2013)

by Adam Kuper

It is about the deterritorialization of culture, but it also involves cultural reterritorialization. It is about the increasing mobility of culture, but also about new cultural fixities. We may see globalization in terms of the new possibilities opened up by ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Postmodernism (2002)

by Victor E. Taylor, Charles E. Winquist

Ultimately, the modernists sanctioned defamiliarization but not quite deterritorialization, for the latter would effectively efface their identity or (op) position. Even the most politically active and avant-garde aspects of modernism ± and these ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Race and Ethnic Studies (2013)

by Ellis Cashmore

The Turbulenceof Migration: Globalization, deterritorialization andhybridityby Nikos Papastergiadis (Polity Press, 1999) engages with the work of Spivak, Bhaba and Canclini to map the new forms of migration around the world. The Wretched ...

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