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By J. Wallin

This paintings examines the impoverished snapshot of lifestyles presupposed by way of the legacy of transcendent and representational pondering that maintains to border the bounds of curricular suggestion. reading the ways that glossy associations colonize wish and overdetermine the lifetime of its topic, this booklet attracts upon the anti-Oedipal philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, innovative creative perform, and an unorthodox curriculum family tree to reconsider the pedagogical undertaking as a job of proposal construction for the liberation of lifestyles and instantiation of a humans but to return. This ebook invitations lecturers, artists, and graduate scholars to interact the modern struggles of curriculum thought, academic philosophy, and pedagogical perform with a brand new set of conceptual instruments for pondering radical distinction.

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139). Put differently, seduction can be evidenced when life does not aim at the representation of reality, but produces real effects through play and artifice. Like the simulations orchestrated by Orson Welles, the willto-deception creates new actualities that traverse the official meanings or images of the Law/State. Traditionally, stage illusionists have practiced the will-to-deception or seductive powers of the false, playing with the virtual potentials of the positive simulacrum to create new truth affects.

Ascetic ideals, Nietzsche (2000) writes, are erected against the degenerating forces of life, “as an artifice for the preservation of life” (p. 556). The transcended world, while appearing as an affirmation of life, actively denounces its immanent and creative forces. Put differently, the transcendent affirms the power of life by limiting its powers of difference. The productive potential of desire is morally reduced to an indulgence, the immanent overcoming of negative affects dubbed delusional.

The correspondence of a signifier, a word or image, and 30 A DELEUZIAN APPROACH TO CURRICULUM its signified concept is not simply the effect of a natural correspondence. As Baudrillard (1994) avers, the assumed consonance of signifier and signified is motivated. The signifier currere for example, does not arbitrarily correspond to the signified concept of a closed system, but rather, is restricted to such correspondence through the identitarian formula x ϭ x ϭ not y. This contention usurps the assumption of ideological and political neutrality undergirding the curriculum theory of such rational and instrumental curriculum theorists as Tyler and Schwab (Cherryholmes, 1988).

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