Deleuze & Guattari, Politics and Education mobilizes Deleuzian-Guattarian philosophy as a revolutionary alternative to the lingering forms of transcendence, identity politics, and nihilism endemic to Western thought. Operationalizing Deleuze and Guattari's challenge to contemporary philosophy, this book presents their view as a revolutionary alternative to the lingering forms of transcendence, identity politics, and nihilism endemic to the current state of Western formal education. This book offers an experimental approach to theorizing, creating an entirely new way for educational theorists to approach their work as the task of revolutionizing life itself. Examining new conceptual resources for grappling with and mapping a sustainable political alternative to the cliche's that saturate contemporary educational theory, this collection of essays works toward extracting a genuine image of education and learning that exists in sharp contrast to both the neo-liberal educational project and the critical pedagogical tradition.
About the Editors:
Matthew Carlin is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Critical and Visual Studies program at Pratt Institute, USA. His research interests include pedagogy and learning; the overlap between politics and aesthetics in Latin America; the reception of Marxism in Latin America; and violence and social change.
Jason J. Wallin is an Assistant Professor of Media and Youth Culture Studies in Curriculum at the University of Alberta, Canada, where he teaches courses in visual art, educational technology, and curriculum theory.