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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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Common People’s Sustainability – Connectivity within a Food System Rhizome

They say that sustainable development has been around for about 20 years and not very much progress has been achieved. However, this view may refer to difficulties in identifying sustainable developments in everyday business activities without particularly visible publicity. Currently, … Continue reading

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Social justice storytelling and young children’s active citizenship

This paper examines empirical data with regard to recent theorizing and conceptualizing of children’s citizenship. It draws on a doctoral study where the author told social justice stories to one class of children aged five to six years to investigate … Continue reading

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Problematizing Problem-Solving Methods for Exploring the Management of Social Enterprises

A new form of strategic management is required for developing the social enterprise and appreciating the management of social enterprise from systemic perspectives. In this paper, we argue that participatory action research should focus on the process of problematization that … Continue reading

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Creating Rhizomatic Networks and Ethics for the Marginalized Group

This paper seeks to further substantiate and appreciate the importance of West Churchman’s pragmatic philosophy, and to propose the development of what we call the participatory and rhizomatic systems approach. The aim of rhizomatics is to create a deterritoriazation of … Continue reading

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Creating “Rhizomatic Systems” for Understanding Complexity in Organizations

The article describes and demonstrates the use of a new research proposal for understanding the complexity in organizations in terms of a Deleuzian sense of  an event. It creates the rhizome metaphor that allows the emergence of different ways of … Continue reading

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A Rhizomatic Cartography of Adolescents

During a six-month, cross-continental study I examined how adolescents used popular culture to renegotiate identity for themselves while they were simultaneously categorized with particular age-defined identities according to their uses of popular culture. Using rhizomatic cartography, a form of spatial … Continue reading

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The Rhizomatics of Domination: From Darwin to Biotechnology

Although not an exhaustive sampling, this paper is about two competing kinship systems, the arboreal and the rhizomatic, and the ways in which they structure and are structured by political economy, scientific knowledge, and power. There are many different kinship … Continue reading

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Rhizomatic Growth in CCK12

In a response to my previous post, fellow CCK12 MOOCer and blogger, Matt Bury, describes a number of techniques that he uses to build communities of inquiry and practice in his classrooms, and it reminds me that formal theories—if we … Continue reading

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Self-Organization and The Hierarchy of Institutions

The occupations around the world do not rely on the bureaucratic organizational schemes that Weber described, and they actively fight against the increasing expansion of Ellulian technique. The occupations are self-organizing, they are rhizomatic, and they do not rely on … Continue reading

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