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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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Self-Organization and The Hierarchy of Institutions

The occupations around the world do not rely on the bureaucratic organizational schemes that Weber described, and they actively fight against the increasing expansion of Ellulian technique. The occupations are self-organizing, they are rhizomatic, and they do not rely on … 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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Society of the Rhizome

It is naïve to invoke a rhizomatic mode of organization as a means of contestation and as an alternative to global capitalism since it has become what they have in common rather than what holds them apart. The rhizome is … 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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Rhizosemiotic Play and the Generativity of Fiction

In this brief essay, I share some experiences of writing ‘to find something out’ by focusing on a process that I have deployed in three narrative experiments inspired by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s  figuration of the rhizome—a process that … Continue reading

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Globalization as Rhizome: A Case Study of the Late Nineteenth-Century Global Book Trade

This paper applies Deleuze and Guattari’s concept to analyze the growth of the global trade in English-language books, as this development is indicative of how a rhizomic model of globalization captures the nonlinear path growth sometimes seems to follow. Moreover,  … Continue reading

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