This reading/discussion group will explore Deleuze and Guattari's theories on "the" nomad, nomadism, and nomadology -- which all are articulated in their important text _A Thousand Plateaus_. We will explore it as a possibility for living an "alternative" existence in our current "control society" -- so a modality of an aesthetics of existence. And, we will explore how it relates to theories on diaspora. We will also look at how it has been critiqued -- for example by Spivak who argues this is but one example of "white men using the lives of others for their own thinking", and how art historian Miwon Kwon is ambivalent about "nomadism" (in her text _One Place After Another_ [MIT Press] and her essay in _October_ with the same title), and what this may mean for critical theory, artists, art, and art history.
This reading/discussion group will take place once, and it will be related to another class titled "Vagabondism" (to be posted). If you have any questions, comments and/or suggestions, then post them here or email Robert Summers at robtsum (at) gmail dot com