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ERIC Number: EJ903423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1077-8004
The Life of Suggestions
Pearce, Cathie
Qualitative Inquiry, v16 n10 p902-908 Dec 2010
Using the notion of a suggestion, or rather charting the life of suggestions, this article considers the happenings of chance and embodiment as the "problems that got away." The life of suggestions helps us to ask how connectivities are made, how desire functions, and how "immanence" rather than "transcendence" can open up the politics and ethics that are at play. The text explores movements in thought, what it means to bring the unthought into thought, and how what is "not yet" thought might regenerate positive and creative freedoms that we could tentatively call "hope" in soldering new scenarios for inquiry and pedagogy. Claire Colebrook asks, At what point do we begin or cease to imagine a future? This article explores and experiments with what it might mean to affirm life as suggestion and to let go of the allegiances and attachments that prevent us from seeing alternatives. (Contains 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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