Exploring Deleuze's Philosophy of Difference: Applications for Critical Qualitative Research

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The concept of difference occupies a central place in the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. In this work, David Bright explores how Deleuze’s difference can be put to work in critical qualitative research. The book explores research and writing as a creative process of dynamically pursuing problems. Following Deleuze’s advice not to think of problems in terms of solutions, the book offers important methodological insights into the ways the subjects, objects, and processes of research might be conceived and represented in writing, exploring the problem of thinking and writing about difference in complex ways without reducing thought to static representations of identity. Bright uses the example of foreign teachers and international schooling in Vietnam to show us how Deleuze’s difference can be used in critical qualitative research, demonstrating the limits of traditional ways of thinking about difference in learning and teaching. Exploring Deleuze's Philosophy of Difference is a book that will interest all those with an interest in the application of Deleuze’s philosophy to critical qualitative research.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGorham ME USA
PublisherMyers Education Press
Number of pages107
ISBN (Electronic)9781975501365, 9781975501372
ISBN (Print)9781975501358, 9781975501341
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameExplorations in qualitative inquiry


  • Qualitative research
  • Postqualitative inquiry
  • Deleuze
  • Difference
  • Identity
  • International education
  • International schooling

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