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‘Experimentation in contact with the real’: networking with Deleuze & Guattari

Kamp, Annelies (2011) ‘Experimentation in contact with the real’: networking with Deleuze & Guattari. In: 9th International Conference in the Humanities, 8 - 11 June, 2011, Granada, Spain.

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This paper draws on data from an longitudinal case study of a Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN) instituted by a state government in Victoria in the arena of post compulsory education and training to explore the possibilities of a new approach to thinking about networks, their formation and operation, one that is inspired by ‘A Thousand Plateaus’ (Deleuze & Guattari, 1987). Using a rhizomatic approach my focus is on the middle — the plateau — a space that is made of lines moving in multiple directions. Looking at the middle disrupts taken-for-granted understandings and perceptions of linearity; it is in considering middles and plateaus that it is possible to move beyond a concern with joining-up ‘fixed’ entities within existing, and constrained, ways of knowing and, in the process, finding new ways of understanding and realizing the potential of a phenomenon that is ‘fast becoming a standard explanation of structure and action in both the public and private domain’(Considine, 2002).

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:Networking; Deleuze
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
Humanities > Philosophy
Social Sciences > Sociology
Social Sciences > Public administration
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Education Studies
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:16701
Deposited On:12 Dec 2011 11:00 by Annelies Kamp. Last Modified 11 Oct 2012 14:00

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