Noting internment’s nearly ubiquitous connection with the World War Machine, The Rise and Fall of the World War Machine examines implications for political community. A postmodern interpretive analysis approach seeks to overcome the constraints of axiomatic designs to ensure that the often hidden movement of internment comes to light. Giles Deleuze and Felix Guattari demonstrate the rise of the World War Machine, a global collection of state war machines that use war as a means to propagate confinement through internment. Giorgio Agamben observes that a hidden manifestations of interment encroach into contemporary political life. Examining Michel Foucault’s account of panopticon provides a means of examining hidden interment. Deleuze and Guattari present an alternative to internment in their concept of a Body without Organs (BwO) entering a plane of immanence.

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Spring 5-1-2015

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