A Radical Encounter Between Deleuze and Luhmann: An Analytical Strategy of Spaces and Distinctions

Marie Sundby Palle Nickelsen

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This paper explores how an analytical strategy combining Deleuze and Luhmann drawing on Deleuze’s reading of Foucault’s archaeolo-gy of science and Luhmann’s concept of distinction. Based on a curi-osity about the tensions and contradictions in a modern post-bureaucratic organization the analytical strategy is applied on an em-pirical field study of observations and interviews in a Danish organi-zation in the financial industry.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2015
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventConflicting Systems: Observed with Social Systems Theory - Inter University Center Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 14 Sep 201518 Sep 2015


ConferenceConflicting Systems
LocationInter University Center Dubrovnik
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