Nine meditations on difference and repetition: Reflections inspired by questions on merit and distinction

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Abstract

In the spirit of Gilles Deleuze, who sought to interrogate the presuppositions of the ideas and concepts we assume as a function of our education and social existence, this essay uses poetic prose to reflect upon nine quotations from Difference and Repetition as they are relevant to questions of merit and distinction. Like Deleuze, the author assumes that allusive and even metaphysical prose employing neologisms and creative (re)interpretation of language can be especially helpful when critiquing and seeking to understand repetition, tradition, and hierarchies that have been locked in place by disciplined styles of expression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-15
Number of pages6
JournalDepartures in Critical Qualitative Research
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019

Keywords

  • ChicanX social critique
  • Difference and repetition
  • Gilles Deleuze
  • Merit
  • Poetic prose

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Linguistics and Language
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Communication

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