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Nomadology

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Nomadology is a concept concerned with nomadic distribution and the idea of nomad versus nomos. The nomad is shaped by an identity of being that is not connected to or bound by territory. Nomadology permits us to ask questions about the politics of location, the identities of the self and the other, and the relevance of both defined and undefined identities. Although Gilles Deleuze had already discussed this concept in his Différence et repetition (Difference and Repetition), it ...

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