Conflict inhabitation: an emerging deleuzoguattarian inspired conflict studies reterritorialized assemblage




Opheim, David W.

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Utilizing the lexicon of the French experimental thinkers Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, research is engaged which indicates that their insights are compatible with and augmentative to the field of Conflict Studies. Specifically, four recognized conflict management approaches, which include the concepts of negotiation, the transformation of the conflict, narrative, and the transformation of the conflicted parties, are populated via an emerging Deleuze and Guattari inspired modus operandi. This process has resulted in an original new term, Conflict Inhabitation, which proposes that the conflicted parties recognize, to their mutual benefit, the centrality of difference to possibility and the acknowledgement of existence as dynamically becoming. This adventure is contextualized utilizing a Personal Narrative Autoethnographic Methodology which systematically engages the intensity of what it means to reside as a person in midst of the human induced Global Warming Climate Change experience during the Anthropocene Epoch.



Conflict Inhabitation, Conflict Studies, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, Narrative, Transformation of the Conflict, Transformation of the Conflicted Parties, Getting to Yes, Rhizomatics, Reterritorialized Assemblage, Global Warming Climate Change, Homo sapiens sapiens, Art and Research