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Deleuze and the Contemporary World$
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Ian Buchanan and Adrian Parr

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780748623419

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623419.001.0001

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Borderlines

Borderlines

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(p.95) Chapter 5 Borderlines
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Deleuze and the Contemporary World
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Verena Andermatt Conley

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623419.003.0005

This chapter examines the problem of national identity and borderlines. It investigates the connection between the nation-state and the citizen, and explores how alternative social spaces can be produced using Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's concepts of the rhizome and smooth space. The chapter argues that the current situation of border politics, whereby the state apparatus functions through a mechanism of inclusion and exclusion, only ends up immobilising sociality.

Keywords:   national identity, borderlines, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, smooth space, border politics

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