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A deterritorialized history: investigating German colonialism through Deleuze and Guattari

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dc.contributor.author Bullard, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-24T22:30:21Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-24T22:30:21Z
dc.date.copyright 2005 en
dc.date.issued 2005-10-24T22:30:21Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/47
dc.description.abstract This study seeks to understand the forces initiating and sustaining colonialism, specifically the German colonial expansion in Africa. The history of this colonialism, and the relations between Germany and Africa, is difficult to understand holistically, given its complex and contentious nature. In order to best comprehend the composite interactions within the expansion of German control over Africa, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s theory of deterritorialization will provide the interpretative framework. This analysis begins by grappling with the notion of deterritorialization and then relates the theory to the social, cultural, economic and political manifestations of German colonial expansion. By taking a broad perspective upon the diverse articulations of power in Africa, the multiple elements of colonial control and resistance are manifest. In conclusion, this study finds difference, syncretism and negotiation between German and African to determine the history of German colonialism in Africa. en
dc.format.extent 724525 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Available for World Wide Web en
dc.subject Colonialism en
dc.subject Imperialism en
dc.subject Gilles Deleuze en
dc.subject Félix Guattari en
dc.subject Germany en
dc.subject Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh History en
dc.subject.lcsh Philosophy en
dc.subject.lcsh Political science en
dc.title A deterritorialized history: investigating German colonialism through Deleuze and Guattari en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Saunders, Thomas J.
dc.degree.department Dept. of History en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en


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