5.24.2011

D Deterritorialization






D
Deterritorialization




The function of deterritorialization: D is the movement by which 5
"one" leaves the territory. It is the operation of the line of flight. There
are very different cases. 







D may be overlaid by a compensatory
reterritorialization obstructing the line of flight: D is then said to be
negative. 


Anything can serve as a reterritorialization, in other words,
"stand for" the lost territory;
                                                             one can reterritorialize on a being, an




object, a book, an apparatus or system.. . For example, it is inaccurate


to say that the State apparatus is territorial: it in fact performs a D, but




one immediately overlaid by reterritorializations on property, work,
and money 
                                          (clearly, that landowner ship, public or private, is not


territorial but reterritorializing).


. Among regimes of signs, the





signifying regime certainly attains a high level of D; but because it



simultaneously sets up a whole system of reterritorializations on the




signified, and on the signifier itself, it blocks the line of flight, allowing






                             only a negative D to persist. 


Another case is when D becomes




positive—in other words, when it prevails over the reterritorializations,




which play only a secondary role—but nevertheless remains relative




because the line of flight it draws is segmented, is 


divided into




successive "proceedings," 


                                      sinks into black holes, or even 


            ends up in a
generalized black hole (catastrophe).



 This is the case of the regime of
subjective signs, with its passional and consciousness-related D, which


is positive but only in






a relative sense.


 It will be noted immediately that these two major
forms of D are not in a simple evolutionary relation to each other:




the second may break away from the first, or it may lead into it (notably
when the segmentations of converging lines of flight bring an




overall reterritorialization or one benefiting a particular segment,




                                                 thus arresting the movement of escape). 


There are all kinds of mixed
                              figures, assuming highly varied forms of D.






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