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Expanding Curriculum Theory

Dis/positions and Lines of Flight, 2nd Edition

Edited by William M. Reynolds, Julie A. Webber


166 pages

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Expanding Curriculum Theory, Second Edition carries through the major focus of the original volume—to reflect on the influence of Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of "lines of flight" and its application to curriculum theorizing. What is different is that the lines of flight have since shifted and produced expanded understandings of this concept for curriculum theory and for education in general. This edition reflects the impact of events that have contributed to this shift, in particular the (il)logic of school policy changes and reforms in the past decade, and the continued explosion of social media and its effect on the collective understanding of how both "knowledge" and "education" work as forms of repression. The introduction updates the text and puts it into current debates in the field and in the larger socio-economic milieu. New dis/positions are presented that explore central questions circulating within and outside curriculum studies. Exciting scholarship on a range of topics includes notions of desire and commodities, youth culture and violence, new directions in curriculum theory, Eco-Ethical consciousness, new Deleuzian views of normality, the diffusion of technology and lines of flight in transnational curriculum inquiry.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Introduction -- Curriculum Dis/positions - William M. Reynolds & Julie A. Webber

Chapter 2. Commodification and Desire: Lines of Flight in the Distractions of Consumer Capitalism and Corporate Education –William M. Reynolds

Chapter 3 The Damned Soul: Pleasure and Meaning in American Life –Julie A. Webber

Chapter 4 To Die Well: The Death of Death in Curriculum –Jason Wallin

Chapter 5 Reading Bateson and Deleuze on Difference Reading Bateson and Deleuze on Difference: Toward Education for Eco-Ethical Consciousness - Rebecca Martusewicz

Chapter 6 Cracking the Dish: Micropolitical Possibilities for Bodies without Organs— Donald Livingston

Chapter 7 Changing planes: lines of flight in transnational curriculum inquiry – Noel Gough & Warren Sellers

Chapter 8 Wild Honey: Toward a Curriculum of Be(e)comings Tricia M. Kress & Robert Lake

Chapter 9 Teaching-Assemblages: Negotiating Learning and Practice in the First Year of Teaching Teaching—Kathryn Strom

Chapter 10 Epilogue - William M. Reynolds & Julie A. Webber

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About the Editors

William M. Reynolds is Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading at Georgia Southern University, USA.

Julie A. Webber is Professor of Politics and Government and a core faculty member in Women and Gender Studies at Illinois State University, USA.

About the Series

Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

In this age of multimedia information overload, scholars and students may not be able to keep up with the proliferation of different topical, trendy book series in the field of curriculum theory. It will be a relief to know that one publisher offers a balanced, solid, forward-looking series devoted to significant and enduring scholarship, as opposed to a narrow range of topics or a single approach or point of view. This series is conceived as the series busy scholars and students can trust and depend on to deliver important scholarship in the various "discourses" that comprise the increasingly complex field of curriculum theory.

The range of the series is both broad (all of curriculum theory) and limited (only important, lasting scholarship) – including but not confined to historical, philosophical, critical, multicultural, feminist, comparative, international, aesthetic, and spiritual topics and approaches. Books in this series are intended for scholars and for students at the doctoral and, in some cases, master's levels.

Persons interested in submitting book proposals or in serving as reviewers for this series are invited to contact

Professor William F. Pinar

Canada Research Chair
University of British Columbia

Faculty of Education

Department of Curriculum Studies

2125 Main Mall

Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4


EMAIL: [email protected]

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Aims & Objectives
EDUCATION / Curricula
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects