Category Archives: Guattari

Jazz and Emergence

Complexity and the Aesthetics and Politics of Emergent Form in Jazz. This essay inquires into the history of jazz from Be-Bop composing practices of the 1940’s, to the development of Free Jazz in the  1960’s, in terms of the concepts … Continue reading

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…working with (a) Rhizoanalysis … and working (with) a Rhizoanalysis

Rhizoanalysis is introduced here as a way of processing through an assemblage involving research methodology, data generation and analytical possibilities entwined within. In concert, rhizomethodology  is presented as a way of working (with) data, complexly; a way of putting the … Continue reading

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Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari and the Total System

This paper is concerned with an aspect of Deleuze and Guattari’s thought which has not been duly analyzed: systematicity. More specifically, it deals with their conception of the system in three co-authored major works: What is Philosophy?, Anti-Oedipus and  A … Continue reading

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Returning to Revolution – Deleuze, Guattari and Zapatismo

Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri were quick to cast the Occupy movement as an expression of their own concept of ‘“multitude form” . . . characterized by frequent assemblies and participatory decision-making structures’. But where did Hardt and Negri get … Continue reading

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Networkologies: A Manifesto – Networks and Philosophy

The network is increasingly one of the fundamental metaphors whereby we have described the character of our age. Despite this, there has yet to be a philosophy of networks. A Networkological approach aims to address this fact. A Network is … Continue reading

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Some remarks on the Philosophical Significance of Complexity Theory

In the late 60s, Gilles Deleuze began to formulate some of the philosophical significances of what is now sometimes referred to as “chaos/complexity theory,” the study of “open” matter/energy systems which move from simple to complex patterning and from complex … Continue reading

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Creativity, Group Pedagogy and Social Action

The following paper continues discussions about how the work of Delueze and Guattari can inform radical pedagogy. Building primarily on Noel Gough’s paper, we take up the challenge to move towards a more creative form of ‘becoming cyborg’ in our … Continue reading

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Geophilosophy and Methodology – Science Education Research in a Rhizomatic Space

In practice, research needs to be messy and heterogeneous. It needs to be messy and heterogeneous, because that is the way it, research, actually is. And also, and more importantly, it needs to be messy because that is the way the … Continue reading

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Circling the Text: Nomadic Writing Practices

The  sixth moment  of  qualitative inquiry demands that researchers rethink traditional definitions  of ethical  research  practices. In  addition,  the  crisis  of representation  demands that researchers rethink the  function of  writing  in qualitative research. In this article, the  author  illustrates how  … Continue reading

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The Narrative Construction of the Self – Selfhood as a Rhizomatic Story

In this article, the authors use the metaphor of the rhizome of the French philosophers Deleuze and Guattari as an experimental methodological concept to study the narrative construction of the self. By considering the self as a rhizomatic story, the … Continue reading

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