Thinking Data with Deleuze

Sep. 01, 2010

Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Volume 23, Issue 5 (September 2010), pages 511 – 523.

In this article, the author is thinking with Deleuze's philosophical concept of the 'image' of the speech-act in cinema and the implications for methodology and ethics in qualitative research.

Drawing on research in the USA with white teachers, this paper will specifically engage with Deleuzian concepts presented in his two books on cinema and his philosophical concept of the 'image' toward a re-imaging of voice.

The author claims that to think with the 'image' of speech-acts and how voice is conveyed in a cinematic sense, particularly if one is to consider silent films, is to think about 'viewing' voice in qualitative research, and how such viewing might make it possible to 'read' the image of voice from a multi-dimensional perspective.

Updated: Mar. 01, 2011