Entering a crack: an encounter with gossip

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In this paper, I enter a crack to think otherwise about the concept gossip . Drawing on previous scholarship engaging with Deleuzian concepts to inform research methodologies, this paper builds on this body of work. Following Deleuze and Guattari, the paper undertakes a mapping of gossip, subsequent to an encounter with a crack. Thinking about gossip as something other than woman s small talk, the paper follows a line opening up gossip onto an intensive web of affects and Deleuze s becoming-woman. It concludes arguing that the process of entering a crack unlocked thought, making possible new ways of engaging with data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)823-836
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Gilles Deleuze
  • gossip
  • becoming-woman
  • affect

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