This collection brings innovative educational theory into constructive dialogue with the intellectual work of French poststructuralist philosopher Gilles Deleuze whose conceptualizations strongly resonate with contemporary discourse in education. His collaboration with social psychologist Felix Guattari connects philosophy with sociocultural practices. Considering the impact of Deleuze's thinking in social philosophy or cultural theory, a thorough investigation of his legacy for education is imperative and conducive to further interdisciplinary studies. Deleuze and Guattari referred to their philosophical method in terms of Geophilosophy as beginning with the Greeks. Geophilosophy creates a map or cartography of historical events. Stressing the value of the present-becoming, Deleuze and Guattari privileged geography, in spatial terms, over merely a temporal history and positioned their philosophical method against the conservatism, apoliticism and ahistoricism of analytic philosophy. The chapters comprising this volume address issues of primary significance for education ranging from research methodologies to popular culture, to art and creativity, to knowledge structures and learning, to pedagogy, to ethics and moral education, to the problematic of identity and subjectivity.
Nomadic Education: Variations on a Theme by Deleuze and Guattari p. vii-xxi