Practical Deleuzism and Postmodern Space

Ian Buchanan

in Deleuze and the Social

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780748620920
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652365 | DOI:
Practical Deleuzism and Postmodern Space

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This chapter explores the relation between postmodern space and practical Deleuzism. It analyses the relevant works of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari and advances three propositions relating to the analysis of contemporary space. These propositions include the idea that Alfred Hitchcock's cinema anticipated the affect of postmodern space, that the suburban shopping mall was the harbinger of postmodern space, and that the transformations that have made postmodern space what it is can be understood in terms of deterritorialisation.

Keywords: postmodern space; practical Deleuzism; Gilles Deleuze; Félix Guattari; contemporary space; Alfred Hitchcock; cinema; shopping mall; deterritorialisation

Chapter.  7705 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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