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2nd Edition

Expanding Curriculum Theory
Dis/positions and Lines of Flight

ISBN 9780415715058
Published May 12, 2016 by Routledge
178 Pages

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Book Description

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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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.