Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Deterritorialization

The atypical expression constitutes a cutting edge of deterritorialization of language, it plays the role of tensor; in other words, it causes language to tend to the limit of its elements, form, or notions, toward a near side or a beyond of language. (Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guatari, One Thousand Plateaus, Capitalism and Schizophrenia, translated by Brian Massumi, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 1987)


May we say that "atypical behavior", if we look at it from this perspective, "
constitutes a cutting edge of deterritorialization of typical behavior, playing the role of tensor, causing typical behavior to tend to the limit of it's elements, form, or notions, toward a near side or a beyond of conventional or expected behavior"?


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