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ERIC Number: EJ1176734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1542-7587
Agencement, Second Language Education, and Becoming: A Deleuzian Take on Citizenship
Fleming, Douglas; Waterhouse, Monica; Bangou, Francis; Bastien, Maria
Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, v15 n2 p141-160 2018
This article makes novel use of the Deleuzo-Guattarian concepts of becoming and agencement to frame qualitative research on how youth from second language immigrant families conceptualize citizenship. Even though our work here is primarily conceptual, we refer to aspects of a previously published study to concretely illustrate these concepts for the reader. The study in question found that the participants exhibited a mixture of conceptualizations of citizenship, some of which aligned with dominant trends in citizenship education. Other conceptualizations presented dimensions of citizenship that were unexpected and intensive. In our discussion, we use two Deleuzo-Guattarian concepts to deepen our understanding of the complex relationships between competing discourses on citizenship in the context of second language education. We argue, in short, that becoming and agencement help "disturb" the once axiomatic linkage between citizenship education and the nation-state and challenge clich├ęd notions of "global citizenship."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Ottawa)
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