Category Archives: Rhizomatic growth

Beyond Urban Subcultures: Urban Subversions as Rhizomatic Social Formations

The article discusses what we term urban social formations and expands on prior work that predominantly examines urban ‘subcultures’ as opposed to the world city paradigm and homogeneous cityscapes. We describe the process of ‘subculturalization’ through which urban social formations after they have … Continue reading

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The Rhizomatics of Domination: From Darwin to Biotechnology

Although not an exhaustive sampling, this paper is about two competing kinship systems, the arboreal and the rhizomatic, and the ways in which they structure and are structured by political economy, scientific knowledge, and power. There are many different kinship … Continue reading

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Rhizomatic Growth in CCK12

In a response to my previous post, fellow CCK12 MOOCer and blogger, Matt Bury, describes a number of techniques that he uses to build communities of inquiry and practice in his classrooms, and it reminds me that formal theories—if we … Continue reading

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#OWS and the Formation of Rhizomatic Associations

A lot of ink has been spilled over whether our digital connections pull us together into a global community or push us apart into our own highly specialized tribes. I do not find either to be very convincing- as they … Continue reading

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A Rhizome based Economy: Topology of Sustainability and Fulfilled Ontogeny

The goal of this post is to outline a concrete framework for establishing a new economy based on rhizome structure that provides negative feedback against encroaching hierarchy, that ensures environmental sustainability, and that maximizes its compatibility with human ontogeny. I … Continue reading

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Lines of Flight: Does the Locavore Movement Offer an Alternative to Corporatism?

Deleuze and Guattari provide a theoretical paradigm uniquely fitted for thinking through the significance of the locavore movement in conjunction with the contemporary social system of corporatism. Their schizoanalysis draws links between environmental, social, political, and economical elements yielding a … Continue reading

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The Problem of Growth – A Rhizome form of Social Organization Approach

At the most basic level, then, an alternative to hierarchy and a solution to the problem of growth must address this issue of dependency. My proposed alternative—what I call “rhizome”—begins at exactly this point. The first principle of rhizome is … Continue reading

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