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Etymology : War + Machine
Function : noun

1. The Term has been used by Carl Jung (swiss medicine, psychoanalist) as a methaphor and be Gilles Deleuze as a concept refering to the botanical rhizome. In the book “A Thousand Plateaus” Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari used the term "rhizome" to describe theory and research that allows for multiple, non-hierarchical entry and exit points in data representation and interpretation. Rhizome is a methaphor for a postmodern or poststructural model of organizationof knowledge and description of the world. Opposite: Dichotomy


2. Carl Jung used the word "rhizome", also calling it a "myzel", to emphasize the invisible and underground nature of life. [5]

3. botanical Rhizome, is a horizontal stem of a plant that is usually found underground and often sends out roots and shoots from its nodes.


Associated words + links
Nomadic People
Body without Organs
War Machine

(Verena Vogler, 11/12/2007 )
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