The others of hierarchy: Rhizomatics of organising

Martin Kornberger, Carl Rhodes, Renéten Bos

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This chapter focuses on Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's view on the rhizomatics of organising. It discusses Deleuze and Guattari's argument against the very concept of the ‘signifying totality’ that dominates and organises contemporary thinking. It analyses the relevant works of Charles Bukowski and his character Henry Chinaski. It suggests that Chinaski seems relatively unique in his willingness and capability to live an extreme form of rhizomatic life and that it is indeed problematic to see his rupture with the post office as some form of exemplar of how one might deal with the demands that organisation might place on people at work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeleuze and the Social
EditorsMartin Fuglsang, Bent Meier Sorensen
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780748627080
ISBN (Print)9780748620920
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • rhizomatics of organising
  • Gilles Deleuze
  • Félix Guattari
  • signifying totality
  • Charles Bukowski
  • Henry Chinaski
  • rhizomatic life


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