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  1. the master file I'm working for D/G has links for militarism science technology security environment capitalism (amongst others), which can all link for this topic.
  2. Deleuze/Guattari subsumes other Ks; rare and difficult to understand; great lit on alt solvency
  3. I'll have a D&G Master K file, D&G Afghanistan Aff and Anti-D&G File up on Evazon soon, but for those of you using D&G right now in your debates, Dan Smith's journal article on Lacan, Deleuze and Zizek is about as solid as it gets for answering Lacan and Zizek attacks.
  4. Go here: http://aaaaarg.org/library Username: dornona Password: enter1 Free anarchist collection of philosophy, culture, interdisciplinary books for free.
  5. Maury, if you read the first sentence of Anti-Oedipus, you would have no trouble with the (over)use of the word "It." Nonsensical? Good. Welcome to the virtual. "Signifiers" and "processes" are certainly not concepts. You know this. I've never heard of "Specific" Deleuzeans. Only dogmatic. Pot-shot? Aw c'mon, let's play nicely. So, let's recap: nomads occupy the smooth space where there is no State. Nomadism is always an alternative to the State. ("History is one with the triumph of the states" [ATP p. 394]). So don't think of nomadism as having anything necessarily to do with traveling or diasporas as much as it is necessarily about smooth spaces antithetical to the State. (Certainly nomadism, like the Jewish 'state', can move from regions to others to find such a smooth space, but it is not necessary, hence the spiel on 'traveling'). The war machine simply occurs whenever the State and the nomad clash. As mentioned previously, the war machine can certainly be 'co-opted' by or subsumed into the State. (That is, our current military). Ah...you want politicized examples: terrorism; the drug trade in Afghanistan; different Islamic groups in *some* regions; also a slew of 'cultural events' like Renaissance Festivals / Burning Man; etc.
  6. I'd love to get a hold of a lot of your files. What files are you looking for? Let me know - remington.robertson@gmail.com

  7. Let's be clear here: nomadism involves nothing of traveling, displacement, etc. in actuality by necessity. It is a virtual progression, change, alteration. Deleuze once said he loved traveling but never really traveled much, following that up with a quote about how you don't have to move in actuality to travel virtually. (See a virtual - actual distinction here). Point: the evidence from D&G is realist in that it draws on the immigration of African Americans and others in relation to nomadism. However, they just use this to suck you in, in my opinion. The reason for a woman has to become-woman, and that a man has to become-woman, the becoming-imperceptible, etc., is a distinction between signifiers and processes. Becoming-woman as a different type of woman than the normative signifier "woman." The same for the rest. It's to do a becoming of a process that unravels you from the "molar" gravitational forces of desiring-production of what the normative signifier "woman" means. Thus becoming-imperceptible is the becoming-___ that subsumes the rest of them. The problem with the realist advocation of nomadism is affirmatives like Maury's Iraq D&G's aff.
  8. Anyone seen one yet? Having trouble finding evidence.
  9. Hey all, Needing contributions for the second issue of a debate magazine I run (free online). It covers any topic area of Policy, LD, PF Debate, and a separate section on Education. If you are interested please contact me asap at administrator at dynasty-debate dot com. Thanks so much. PS - I can send you a link to the first issue and the official call for papers. Trying to keep this post brief - don't want it to be seen as advertising.
  10. see the Mercenaries DA in the Evazon store - it's free
  11. Not clear on the nuclearism kritik but its a popular camp file.. Foucault K will probably be a critical affirmative advantage (withdraw=withdraw biopower). Same story with Lacan K, specifically otherization. Spanos, Hillman, Schmidt are pretty popular among some of the most advanced debaters (translation: posts on this website). And of course you can always work in a Zizek, Deleuze K. I would definitely suggest buying Arrogant Maury's Deleuze(& Guattari, though largely ignored) Master File. But to the 'role of the k' this year.... the "withdraw" really switches K's from the negative to the affirmative (critical affirmatives and/or critical advantages), but advanced debaters will be able to turn a lot of critical affirmatives. For example, the Empire K (Hardt/Negri) will or can turn to a critical affirmative, but depending on what facade one is using for presence reduction, it can link right back into a newly developed Empire K. Also: must have extensive knowledge of the new Commonwealth book (2009) in terms of solvency (what exactly the multitude and the commonwealth are, for example, and how they can solve). I expect K's will be run on the negative, but that there will be two divisions: first, all the camp files (fem IR, prolif, securitization, etc); and second, some of the more advanced debater's home-cut files (hillman, spanos, schmidt, and vollman, if you're that creative). But they'll be run. Against affirmatives that will be largely critical or at least have critical advantages in semi's and finals rounds. No, the K hasn't disappeared.
  12. Philosophy is divided into continental and analytical philosophy. Deleuze, Derrida, and others are part of continental, which are usually discussing "truth values". (So the discussion of does it have truth value is kind of absurd). Analytical is logic. Philosophy is also (separately) divided into: -metaphysics -religion -politics -theory of knowledge/epistemology -ontology/being Deleuze said philosophy is where concepts are created (and defeated). They then go into art and/or science, where they function. Pick whatever description you like, but please note, post-structuralism/-modernism may be "shit" to people (hold no truth value), but it's still philosophy.
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