Eugene Holland’s first post on his “last chapter” to his book Nomad Citizenship is now up on the Nomad Scholarship website.
I’m planning to write what would be in effect a “last chapter” to be added to my book on Nomad Citizenship. In that book, I argue that nomad citizens should self-organize in groups that constitute alternatives to state citizenship, in order to participate in markets and other forms of exchange that constitute alternatives to capitalist markets. In this additional “chapter,” I propose ways that nomad citizens can intervene in existing institutions, in addition to forming nomad groups of their own. The aim, in other words, is to develop a political theory of the institution, drawing on both schizoanalysis and nomadology.
My point of departure will be Althusser – for despite fundamental agreement with him on some issues, Deleuze & Guattari vehemently rejected the notion of ideology – even the improved version Althusser developed in his famous essay on Ideological State Apparatuses. For Deleuze & Guattari such “apparatuses” or institutions belong…
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