(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Intensive mobilities : figurations of the nomad in contemporary theory

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) School of Culture and Communication, Univ., Melbourne, AUSTRALIE


This paper interrogates the concept of nomadism, firstly in the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari and then subsequently in the feminist and posthumanist theorizations of Rosi Braidotti. Whilst accepting that Braidotti’s challenges to sedentarist, essentialist metaphysical accounts of the transcendental subject are still politically relevant, it will be argued that the deployment of the nomadic figure—and more generally, the positing of an ontology of creative desire, or ‘becoming’—risks not only absolutizing the historical contingencies of the digitized, postindustrial society that it seeks to criticize, but actually reinforcing the unsustainable ideology of perpetual production upon which such a society is premised


Article of periodic

published at : Environment and planning. D. Society & space / ISSN 0263-7758

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1983)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 32, no5 [pp. 935-950]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.



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