Deterritorialization and reterritorialization

The terms deterritorialization and reterritorialization are used to characterize a constant process of transformation, according to Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. Deterritorialization is the process in which to undo what has already been done. To take control away from places that have already been established. Where “articulations are disarticulated”, an example presented by Slack and Wise. Then reterritorialization usually follows. And this is the process to re-do what has been undone to what has already been done. Except this time, the act of re-doing is to incorporate new power.

An example of deterritorialization and reterritorialization is Hitler’s propaganda campaign that lead to WWI. He deterritorialized by banning and burning books that contradicted his values, and reterritorialized by replacing them with his own.

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4 responses to “Deterritorialization and reterritorialization

  1. Dear Author,

    Thank you for your wonderful example. It’s about time that some person actually posted a REAL example on re/deterritorialization. Thank you so much.

    -Thasovietsocialistivan (An AP Human Geography Student)

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  3. ChickenNugget

    I also think that a better example would be nice. No offense intended toward the author!

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