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Jadwiga Zimpel
Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu

The Movement of Deleuzoguattarian War Machine and the Duration of City

     The article proposes a reconstruction of the basic assumptions of the concept of movement introduced by Deleuze and Guattari in A Thousand plateaus. The reconstruction, based on the strategy of a close reading, distinguishes three basic elements describing the absolute movement of war machine: a contingent change of direction dictated by a factual necessity, free action and a creative act. The context of reflection on the movement of a war machine is the question of its role in developing urbanity. The article puts forward the thesis that the city and its culture is the effect of a productive tension between the smooth and striated space, the duration of which depends on maintaining difference which divide them.

Keywords: Deleuze, Guattari, war machine, city, movement

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