Looking for madness in the method: rhizo-becoming in educational research

Riddle, Stewart (2013) Looking for madness in the method: rhizo-becoming in educational research. In: Metaphors for, in and of education research. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom , pp. 131-144. ISBN 978-1-4438-4398-0


This chapter introduces the notion of rhizomatic storylines as a methodological tool for (re)presenting interview data in order to trouble assumptions about method in education research. Through the Deleuzian figuration of the rhizome as one possible response to the humanist arboreal metaphor, this chapter looks for madness in the method, illuminating the possibilities for breaking up humanist metanarratives, in order to better understand processes of becoming, where subjects are never truly formed in any meaningful or territorialised and striated way. Rhizomatic storylines allow researchers to (re)imagine the world in ways that trouble taken-for-granted understandings of truth, knowledge and power; opening up ways of (re)thinking anew the project of human becoming.

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Additional Information: © 2013 by Warren Midgley, Karen Trimmer and Andy Davies and contributors. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the copyright owner. Chapter 9.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 23 May 2013 05:14
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2017 00:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: rhizome; Deleuze; metaphor
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2202 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields > 220202 History and Philosophy of Education
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220309 Metaphysics
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22179

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