Schema of the Signifying Semiotic


Schema of the Signifying Semiotic
"The signifying semiotic: overcoding is fully effectuated by the signifier, and by the State apparatus that emits it; there is uniformity of enunciation, unification of the substance of expression, and control over statements in a regime of circularity; relative deterritorialization is taken as far as it can g by a redundant and perpetual referral from sign to sign. …

(1) The Center of the Signifier, the facility of god or despot. (2) The Temple or Palace, with priests and bureaucrats. (3) The organization in circles and the sign referring to other signs on the same circle or on different circles. (4) The interpretive development of signifier into signified, which then reimparts signifier. (5) The expiatory animal; the blocking of the line of flight. (6) The scapegoat, or the negative sign of the line of flight.

… Without privileging one regime over another, it is possible to construct schemas of the signifying and postsignifying semiotics that clearly illustrate the possibilities for concrete mixture."
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A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
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"Deleuze, Gilles and Felix Guattari. 1987. A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia. Translated with a Foreword by Brian Massumi. University of Minnesota Press. Pages 544, Note 82.
Deleuze, Gilles and Felix Guattari. 1980. Mille Plateaux: Capitalisme and Schizophrénie. Les Editions de Minuit."

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