Youth as rhizome: music, machines, and multiplicities

Riddle, Stewart (2013) Youth as rhizome: music, machines, and multiplicities. Social Alternatives, 32 (2). pp. 45-48. ISSN 0155-0306

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Sociological categories of youth widely used in political rhetoric and educational policy making are limited by the neoliberal discourses and humanist tradition within which they are constructed. Utilising a Deleuzian approach in order to trouble the very concept of youth itself affords opportunities to rethink youth as rhizome; unlinked from the traditional categories of age, class, race and gender. Instead, youth becomes an assemblage of multiplicities combining in radical and different ways to form a becoming-youth that is particular to this time.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2013 Social Alternatives. The publisher has the exclusive right to publish the Article in all forms, including electronic and digital forms, for the full legal term of the copyright.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2013 05:33
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 23:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: rhizome; Deleuze; assemblage; multiplicity; youth; musicking
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220317 Poststructuralism
16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society

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