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Deleuze and Politics$
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Ian Buchanan and Nicholas Thoburn

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780748632879

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632879.001.0001

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Theorising European Ethnic Politics with Deleuze and Guattari

Theorising European Ethnic Politics with Deleuze and Guattari

(p.196) Chapter 10 Theorising European Ethnic Politics with Deleuze and Guattari
Deleuze and Politics

Janell Watson

Edinburgh University Press

Exploring the complex relation between minority, ethnicity and European identity, this chapter puts Deleuze's concepts to use to break with the paradigm of identity that fuels much left intellectual intervention on the question of Europe. It draws the political issues of Europe into the terrain of structure and relation through a consideration of Deleuze and Guattari's figure of the minoritarian, a concept that seems to anticipate the patterns of power and politics of contemporary global culture – ‘ours’, as they say, ‘is becoming the age of minorities’. Working through problematics of race, borders, nationhood and the state-form, minority emerges here as both a dynamic of control and the field of progressive and inventive political expression.

Keywords:   minority, ethnicity, European identity, minoritarian, political expression, race, borders, nationhood, state-form

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