1 It is not surprising that First Nation reserves have been targeted as potential waste disposal sites--they do not fall under the jurisdiction of the EPA.
2 See Prigogine and Stengers, Chapters IV, V, VII and IX.
3 This discussion of Bataille relies heavily on lecture notes provided by Camilla Griggers.
4 See Jean Baudrillard's The Mirror of Production. Baudrillard establishes a correspondence between Marxisms and traditional Political Economy which lies in their similar uses of the metaphor of production as the basis of social analysis.
5 For an example of potential interspecies semiotic flows see Deleuze and Guattari's discussion of becoming-wasp/becoming-orchid on page 10 of their introduction to A Thousand Plateaus, as well as chapter 10. See also Denis McKenna, "It's a Jungle Out There; Biochemical Conflict and Cooperation in the Ecosphere," Whole Earth Review, 64 (1989) 40-47.
6 The forest as rhizomatic abstract assemblage could also be situated within postmodernity. Both Deleuze and Guattari and Frederick Jameson suggest we have much to learn from schizophrenia. Jameson describes the postmodern experience as the "schizophrenic experience... of isolated, disconnected, discontinuous material signifiers which fail to link up into a coherent space" (119). What is described here is an urban, postmodern world which stands in opposition to Enlightenment understanding and instrumental rationality. And yet Jameson's description of postmodern experience could very well be an appropriate description of the experience of a forest.