Hives, Tribes, Assemblages: New Collectivities

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Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge
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eberry@bgsu.edu

Hives, Tribes, Assemblages: New Collectivities
In introducing A Thousand Plateaus Deleuze and Guattari famously quip: “The two of us wrote Anti-Oedipus together. Since each of us was several, there was already quite a crowd.” And matters only get more congested as their mental geography unfolds among landscapes traversed by herds, swarms, bands, gangs, hoards, flocks, packs, masses and multiple other collective becomings. This special issue of Rhizomes invites essays and multimodal works that consider new manifestations of and approaches to collectively, community or other multiplicities—whether inspired by D & G or not.
Topics might include: intentional (or unintentional) communities; queer convergences; revolutionary congregations; posthuman aggregations; cross-species collaborations; symbiogeneses; collective intelligence; fan groups and other bolos of shared enthusiasms; flash mobs; clown armies; temporary activist assemblies; sleeper cells; conspiracies and other collective panic attacks; lodges; covens; communes; clubs; colonies; coalitions; digital swarms; tribalisms; hive minds; distributed contagions; panarchies; new ecological assemblages.
We especially encourage innovative modes of approaching these or other areas suggested by the general topic.
Inquiries and abstracts any time; completed essays by September 1, 2010. Ellen Berry eberry@bgsu.edu or Carol Siegel siegel@agora.rdrop.com Main Rhizomes site www.rhizomes.net

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