The present inquiry has the purpose of exploring the question of plurality and the configuration of collectivities in Andrés Caicedo’s work, from a philosophical-semiotic-literary approach. For this, the text is constructed through the deployment of two general lines: on the one hand, the Deleuze-Guattarian pragmatic-territorial approach is taken as a frame of reference, which proposes, as a key concept, the regimes of signs, where the sign is considered from various forms of expression that create different territories; on the other hand, Caicedo’s work is encompassed from the constant staging of youthful ‘we’ that can be grouped under that pronominal manifestation, to the extent that they share common ways of inhabiting the space: home gatherings, street collectivization, splicing in non-urbanized places, among others. According to this two-dimensionality, the paper is concerned, at first, with developing some basic notions of the Deleuze-Guattarian conceptual apparatus, in particular, assemblages, regimes of signs and utterances-statements ; in a second moment, it connects the signifying regime with a familiar ‘we’ to account for a homogenizing organization and a striated space; in a third moment, it deals with the presignifying regime and accounts for a tribal rocker ‘we’ and a salsero tribal ‘we’ through the segmentation of territories; in a fourth moment, it relates the countersignifying semiotics with ‘we’ galladas and ‘we’ dissidents in which the territory is constituted from the outline in smooth spaces. For each case, it will be shown that the 'we' problem in Caicedo is a problem of marking and territorial constitution.
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Deleuze-Guattarian pragmatic-territorial approach
Philosophical analysis of recurring expressions in Andrés Caicedo's narrative
Semiotic analysis of the literary work of Andrés Caicedo