Deleuzian dolls : subverting identities through intergenerational collaborative drawing

Knight, Linda M. (2012) Deleuzian dolls : subverting identities through intergenerational collaborative drawing. Tracey Journal, pp. 1-14.

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Abstract

This paper explores concepts of desire and rhizomatic working through a series of intergenerational collaborative drawing episodes. Particularly, mother/daughter relationships are examined via drawings created by the author and her young daughter. Drawings hold on their surface unpredictable connections to things experienced, known, conceptualized and imagined.

In the context of this paper desire is seen to drive adults and children into expressing and making a mark, to make an imprint. Here, the prompts that inform a drawing are regarded as a rhizomatic network of chaotic actions and thoughts that connect each drawer to the tools, the paper and each other in unpredictable and mutable ways. The paper concludes by discussing how these intergenerational collaborative drawing episodes offer opportunities to re-imagine relationships, communications and learning in early childhood education.

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ID Code: 58983
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: drawings , collaboration, intergenerational communication, motherhood
ISSN: 1742-3570
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Linda Knight
Deposited On: 09 Apr 2013 02:08
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2013 02:12

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