Alex Paulsen Espinoza
Universidad Bernardo O´Higgins, Chile  


Geographic scale analyses in social sciences have mainly focused on size and level, somewhat leaving relational terms aside. Here we present a reflection based on the concept of ritornello, inaugurated by Deleuze and Guattari in their A Thousand Plateaus. This notion has clear spatial and scalar ramifications in these authors’ writings, which can be productive to analyze scales in interdisciplinary settings. Additionally, a reflection upon scales is added to end with a discussion of (re)politicization of scales through the ritornello/voice that can have important ramifications in the political structures in today’s liberal democracies, as seen in the case of the Ukamau Dwellers Movement.

Keywords: ritornello, scales, repoliticization, fights, civil society.