Quotation Kornberger, Martin, Rhodes, Carl, ten Bos, René. 2006. The Others of Hierarchy: Rhizomatics of Organising. In: Deleuze and the Social, Hrsg. Martin Fuglsang, Bent Meier Sørensen, 58-74. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.




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.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title The Others of Hierarchy: Rhizomatics of Organising
Title of whole publication Deleuze and the Social
Editor Martin Fuglsang, Bent Meier Sørensen
Page from 58
Page to 74
Location Edinburgh
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Year 2006
Reviewed? Y
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620920.003.0003
ISBN 9780748620920
Open Access Y
Open Access Link http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620920.003.0003


Kornberger, Martin (Details)
Rhodes, Carl (UTS, Australia)
ten Bos, René (University of St.Andrews, United Kingdom)
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