Heterotopia


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to Heterotopia: band heterotopia

heterotopia

[‚hed·ə·rō′tō·pē·ə]
(ecology)
An abnormal habitat.
(medicine)
Displacement of an organ or other body part from its natural position.

Heterotopia

 

a change in position and site of development of an organ in the course of individual ontogeny in animals; one of the methods of evolutionary rearrangement of an organism.

Heterotopia is the result either of the migration of cells from one germ layer to another, of the displacement of cells within a given germ layer, or of the secondary displacement of organs. Examples of heterotopia include the displacement of the heart to the thoracic cavity in birds and mammals (near the head in fish and amphibians) and the translocation of the forelegs to the rear in higher vertebrates (in comparison to the thoracic fins offish). The term “heterotopia” was introduced by the German naturalist E. Haeckel in 1874 to designate disturbances of the phylogenetically determined spatial sequence of the stages of ontogeny. It was subsequently shown that heterotopia does not fit into Haeckel’s interpretation of cenogenesis.

REFERENCES

Severtsov, A. N. Morfologicheskie zakonomernosti evoliutsii. Moscow-Leningrad, 1939.
Miiller, F. and E. Haeckel. “Osnovnoi biogeneticheskii zakon.” Izbr. raboty. Moscow-Leningrad, 1940.

E. N. MIRZOIAN

References in periodicals archive ?
En esta ocasion Alberto Pedro recicla dos de las mas importantes figuras del panteon musical cubano sobre la heterotopia del escenario.
He moves on to assert that it is no accident that Foucault singles out the seafaring 'ship' as the 'heterotopia par excellence', since in highlighting 'pirates' and 'adventure', Foucault reveals this fairy-tale like separateness of a heterotopia (Harvey, 2009: 160).
sup][9] reported three types of heterotopia detected by MRI in a study of 20 patients (female to male ratio 14:6), all having a history of seizures.
The work of French philosopher Michel Foucault on heterotopias offers a philosophical framework for such communities.
195), ademas de la influencia de las relaciones establecidas con el espacio social que genera flujos, mercantilizacion y asimetrias, porque en la caracterizacion de los 20 actores empresariales, evidenciamos que territorializan y a traves de su legado industrial transforman el territorio en una heterotopia.
En el caso concreto de San Cristobal, analizar la ciudad como una heterotopia permite ver como hoy en dia una gran diversidad de habitantes y visitantes va y viene por las calles del centro alimentando la ilusion de integracion.
Causes and consequences of gray matter heterotopia.
Ante la critica a la utopia como 'la alternativa', como 'el fin ultimo', Santos declara: "Lo que propongo seguir no es una utopia, sino solo una heterotopia (2006, p.
Both of these heterotopias feature dehumanized individuals who serve to teach Elijah and the reader about the historical reality of slavery, and both demonstrate what Foucault states, using the theatre as an example: "The heterotopia is capable of juxtaposing in a single real place several spaces, several sites that are in themselves incompatible" (25).
Radovic's fourth chapter, "Squatters in the Cathedral of the Written Word," analyzes Patrick Chamoiseau's Texaco and its demonstration of two related spatial concepts, Ignasi Sola-Morales Rubio's terrain vague (unproductive spaces without specific borders) and Michel Foucault's heterotopia (alternative physical spaces created by exclusion).
En su ensayo "Des espaces autres" ("Espacios otros"), (1) Michel Foucault invento el termino y el concepto de heterotopia para describir unas dinamicas espaciales y marcar la crucial importancia del espacio en el siglo XX.