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ERIC Number: EJ1114640
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2327-3607
Toward a Methodology of Death: Deleuze's "Event" as Method for Critical Ethnography
Rodriguez, Sophia
Critical Questions in Education, v7 n3 p232-248 Fall 2016
This article examines how qualitative researchers, specifically ethnographers, might utilize complex philosophical concepts in order to disrupt the normative truth-telling practices embedded in social science research. Drawing on my own research experiences, I move toward a methodology of death (for researcher/researched alike) grounded in Deleuze's philosophy-as-method and his concept of event. I approach ethnographic research with this concept in mind in order to unpack the experiences of Latino immigrant youth activism during a critical ethnography in Chicago. I suggest that new ways of thinking with Deleuze in qualitative inquiry might offer a breakthrough/breakdown and death of systems of thought that position research subjects in limiting ways, ultimately arguing that Deleuzian "event" offers the possibility for the birth of new selves.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)
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