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.
Nine Meditations on Difference and Repetition: Reflections Inspired by Questions on Merit and Distinction
Sarah Amira de la Garza is Associate Professor and Southwest Borderlands Scholar in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. Correspondence to: Sarah Amira de la Garza, PO Box 871205, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA. Email: email@example.com.
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Sarah Amira de la Garza; Nine Meditations on Difference and Repetition: Reflections Inspired by Questions on Merit and Distinction. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 December 2019; 8 (4): 10–15. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.4.10
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