Charting Cartographies of Resistance: Line of Flight in Women Artists’ Narratives
Tamboukou, M. 2010. Charting Cartographies of Resistance: Line of Flight in Women Artists’ Narratives. Gender and Education. 22 (6), pp. 679-696.
In this paper I chart lines of flight in women artist’s narratives. In focusing on the complex interrelations between the social milieus of education and art, what I suggest is that they should be analysed as an assemblage where power relations and forces of desire are constantly at play in creating conditions of possibility for women to resist, imagine themselves becoming other and for new possibilities in their lives to be actualised. As a novel approach to social ontology the theory of assemblages offers an analytics of social complexity that accounts for open configurations, continuous connections and unstable hierarchies, structures and axes of difference. In reconsidering resistance as immanent in dispositifs of power and assemblages of desire, what I finally argue is that women artists’ narratives contribute to the constitution of minor knowledges and create archives of radical futurity.
|Keywords||art education; assemblage theories; lines of flight; narratives; minor knowledges; resistance|
|Journal||Gender and Education|
|Journal citation||22 (6), pp. 679-696|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Web address (URL)||DOI: 10.1080/09540253.2010.519604|
|24 Nov 2010|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||06 Aug 2012|
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