Re: Dispotif

Hi Andrew,

See Deleuze's "What is a Dispositif?" in
_Michel Foucault: Philosopher_ ed. Timothy
Armstrong, 1992, Routledge.

There really isn't any good translation of the
term. Armstrong suggests "social apparatus."
"Apparatus," however might best be retranslated
as "appareil" which in turn suggests "device,"
which is not what 'dispositif' is about at all.


Benjamin Bratton
Dept. of Sociology
University of California, Santa Barbara

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