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The modes of social emergences and the transformations of Taiwanese oppositional movements in the process of imperialist and capitalist stratification: A Deleuze -Guattari analysis


2001 2001

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This dissertation analyzes the modes of social emergences and the transformations in Taiwanese oppositional movements during Japanese rule from 1895 to 1945 and the KMT's rule from 1945 to 1987 on the basis of Deleuze and Guattari's theorizations. Five types of multiplicity of States, of towns, of primitives, of bands, and of nomads developed from Deleuze and Guattari's theories were used to provide the genealogical interpretation of the seventeen oppositional events and their sub-events from five significant periods in the actualization of imperial and capitalist stratification from 1895 to 1987. Each oppositional event was analyzed as it was presented as the individuated modes of social emergence and transformation which were directed respectively by the quality of its will to power or desire produced from its oppositional machinic assemblage through the interactions with multiplicities deterrotorializing from the complex of state-form at its specific time and space. In my finding, the modes of social emergences of Taiwanese oppositional events were shown as expressions reflecting phenomena in a manner of bi-polarization, especially when the multiplicity of oppositional assemblages encountered the multiplicity of colonial nation-states.

In the first part of my dissertation, the research objective, the scope of research, and the research method accompanying a molar entity of Taiwanese history from the sixteenth century on were introduced. In the second part, Deleuze and Guattari's philosophy and the relevant theories to my study were discussed. The third part analyzed in detail the oppositional events occurred during Japanese rule. The fourth part analyzed in detail those oppositional events during KMT rule. In the fifth part, five types of multiplicity were used to offer a genealogical interpretation of the modes of social emergences and the transformations of Taiwanese oppositional movements. In the conclusion, the shortcomings of previous approaches as well as my analysis were addressed.

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Subject
Social structure;
History;
Mass media
Classification
0700: Social structure
0332: History
0708: Mass media
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Social sciences; Capitalist; Deleuze, Gilles; Felix Guattari; Gilles Deleuze; Guattari, Felix; Imperialist; Oppositional movements; Social emergences; Stratification; Taiwanese
Title
The modes of social emergences and the transformations of Taiwanese oppositional movements in the process of imperialist and capitalist stratification: A Deleuze -Guattari analysis
Author
Yang, Tsu-Chuen
Number of pages
468
Publication year
2001
Degree date
2001
School code
0118
Source
DAI-A 62/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780493393834, 0493393838
Advisor
Geddes, Henry
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3027277
ProQuest document ID
304702640
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304702640
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