I have lots of interests. Retrieved 1 March 2016, from, Smith, D., & Protevi, J. Furthermore, they establish criteria for facilitating access to the compulsory curriculum and thusly allow the adaptation or elimination of learning goals. I would like to begin answering to Anonymous about metaphors in science. If you do not receive an email within 10 minutes, your email address may not be registered, Particularly, it problematizes organismic metaphors that attribute discrete, interdependent functions to various parts of a system.  Within this form of territorialization, assemblages do not remain static; they are further characterized by processes of deterritorialization and reterritorialization.  The example constellation thus defines the relationships with the bodies in and around it, and therefore demonstrates the social complexity of assemblage.  In composing a territory, there exists the creation of hierarchical bodies in the process of stratification. His entire theory rests on being able to show that the material world displays morphogenetic capacities at all levels of what can be referred to as a flat-hierarchy, or a stratification, of complexity. We call this strategy demodeling. In our view, this entrapment is a continuation of neo/colonial violence.  Reterritorialization describes the process by which new articulations are forged, thus constituting a new assemblage. “La Inclusión como Dominación del Otro por Él Mismo.” Pedagogía y Saberes 36: 57–68. Although commodification of the specific individual needs of disabled people is an evidence of neoliberal capture, the legitimation of desire and pleasure has resulted from unexpected new coalitions, which defy conventional thinking about people with disabilities’ sexual lives. The apparent impossibility of escaping the medical model of disability is evident in the Chilean State’s inability to reason eye injuries as something different than a public health problem. Society has to be the same, or else it doesn't really belong in this universe - and simply paying one's bills or voting in an election would be a physically impossible miraculous act. Below I’ve posted part of an essay where I put Manuel Delanda into dialogue with St. Paul. Dear Daniel. The structure of this space can be conceived as the subset of those points that have a much higher probability to become actual.”. Lukes emphasized several important po... Cities provide a good illustration of the ontology of the theory of assemblage ( link ). Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Many tie the problem of consciousness to the problem of the emergence of life. “Situating Disabled Sexual Voices in the Global South.” In Diverse Voices of Disabled Sexualities in the Global South, edited by Paul Chappell and Marlene de Beer, 1–25. Demodeling seeks to prevent that disability research can set the impaired body or the oppressive society as their unequivocal and exclusive objects of study, debilitating its power to frame with precision their eventual ontological status. Neoliberal affections reterritorialize disabled bodies from an assemblage that wants sexual experimentation to one that desires consumerism and capital creation. Infante, Marta. Intensive properties, such as pressure, density, temperature and speed, cannot be so divided, or at least not without involving a change in kind. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09687590902879049, Jaffee, Laura Jordan. I need to highlight two things before moving on. Delanda offers a classic example taken from non-equilibrium thermodynamics. 2013. Latin American Literature and Film through Disability Studies, edited by Susan Antebi and Beth E. Jörgensen, 1–26. 2020. Delanda grounds assemblage theory in work done in the fields of physics, non-equilibrium thermodynamics, chemistry, geology, genetics, and biology, as well as the social sciences. Here a phase transition happens, the vapor condenses from a gas into a liquid. I get the feeling you have extracted more from Deleuze's 'philosophy' than is reasonable. Finally, we retell how neoliberal-ableism works on people with disabilities, the rhizomatic potential of non-normative corporalities, and the possibilities opened by demodeling as a political, philosophical, and methodological step towards a decolonized disability research in Southern contexts. Learn about our remote access options. Deterritorialization occurs when articulations are disarticulated and disconnected through components "exiting" the assemblage; once again exemplifying the idea that these forms do not and can not operate alone Reterritorialization describes the process by which new components "enter" and new articulations are forged, thus constituting a new assemblage. The latter omission should not come as a surprise. While it can’t be given metric properties, it has a topological structure. Individual singularities are actualized assemblages, entities that exist. Every concept and theory in science is a metaphor. Well, it'd have to reduce to human mental states, which reduce further to chemical processes and thence to fermions, etc. Forms of content, also known as material forms, include the assemblage of human and nonhuman bodies, actions, and reactions. Assemblage, on the other hand, can be more accurately described as the integration and connection of these concepts and that it is both the connections and the arrangements of those connections that provide context for assigned meanings. “Assemblage Theory and Its Potentialities for Dis/ability Research in the Global South”. ( Log Out / Moreover, educational policies also require standard criteria when adapting the national curriculum to students’ specific educational needs. 2012. As an example, he organizes the diagram of authority structures using Max Weber’s three ideal types of authority—traditional, rational-legal, and charismatic. The orientation imposed by this legislative piece requires people with disabilities to first recognize themselves as such, and then to expose their bodies to biomedical scrutiny and ‘fixing’.  Assemblage theory asserts that, within a body, the relationships of component parts are not stable and fixed; rather, they can be displaced and replaced within and among other bodies, thus approaching systems through relations of exteriority..