'Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be breakthrough.’ – Deleuze and Guattari
Ken Gale’s Madness as Methodology challenges the reader to take a new approach to autoethnography. It conceptualises madness, not as a condition of an individual or particular being, but rather as a process that does things differently in terms of creativity and world making.
In part one of this interview, Ken Gale introduces us to the ideas explored in the book, its methodological approach and the inspiration behind it.
In part two of this interview Dr Ken Gale talks about the thinking behind the book’s unusual structure and gives us further insight into his approach to Methodology.
In part three of this interview Dr Ken Gale discusses the importance of new methodologies and considers how the constantly re-forming self affects our research.