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.