CFP: Deleuze and Guattari's Ecophilosophy (10/15/07; journal issue)

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Dianne Chisholm
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Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge

Special Issue: Rhizomes 15: Deleuze and Guattari=92s Ecophilosophy

Of what critical importance is Deleuze and=20
Guattari=92s philosophy to our ability to think=20
ecologically or to address environmental=20
catastrophe effectively? What do Deleuze and=20
Guattari mean when they write that =93philosophy .=20
. . turns its back against itself so as to summon=20
forth a new earth, a new people=94? How does=20
philosophy foresee a time when the earth =93passes=20
into the pure plane of immanence of a=20
Being-thought, of a Nature-thought=94? Does=20
=93Nature-thought=94 enter philosophy only when=20
philosophy thinks geographically, that is, in=20
terms of geography=92s real (versus history=92s=20
transcendental) territoriality? How do the=20
emerging concepts as =93geophilosophy,=94 and=20
Guattari=92s =93three ecologies,=94 mesh with such=20
long-evolving Deleuzo-Guattarian concepts as=20
=93rhizome,=94 =93 becoming,=94 =93territory,=94 =93haecceity,=94=20
=93plane of immanence,=94 =93chaos,=94 =93nomadology,=94 etc?=20
Does this m=E9lange of concepts create an=20
=93Ecology-thought,=94 thought that might itself be=20
regarded as adaptive, as creative evolution=20
immanent to (an earth-based) philosophy? On a=20
more pragmatic note, what environmental ethics=20
might we derive from Deleuze and Guattari=92s=20
ecophilosophy? E.g.: How might the concept of=20
"becoming-animal" effectively challenge the idea=20
of animal rights? How might the concept of=20
deterritorialization effectively challenge the=20
idea of wilderness conservation and/or land=20
reclamation? How might the concept of nomadology=20
effectively mobilize and advance aboriginal=20
land-claim strategy? What, if any, critical case=20
studies of environmental disaster and recovery=20
have put Deleuze and Guattari=92s eco-thinking to use, and how?

You are invited to submit essays on these or=20
related topics, themes, and questions. Deadline: September 15, 2007.

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