Tracing lines of flight: Implications of the work of gilles deleuze for narrative practice

  • Winslade J
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Abstract

The philosophical groundwork of Gilles Deleuze is examined for its relevance for narrative practice in therapy and conflict resolution. Deleuze builds particularly on Foucault's analytics of power as "actions upon actions" and represents power relations diagrammatically in terms of lines of power. He also conceptualizes lines of flight through which people become other. These concepts are explored in relation to a conversation with a couple about a crisis in their relationship. Tracing lines of power and lines of flight are promoted as fresh descriptions of professional practice that fit well with the goals of narrative practice.

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  • Conflict Resolution
  • Deleuze
  • Foucault
  • Lines of Flight
  • Michael White
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Power Relations

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  • John Winslade

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