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Between the Two

A Nomadic Inquiry into Collaborative Writing and Subjectivity

Author(s): Ken Gale and Jonathan Wyatt

Book Description

In this unique work, Ken Gale and Jonathan Wyatt bring together three areas of scholarship: collaborative writing as method of inquiry, the philosophical approaches of the French philosopher, Gilles Deleuze, and the performativity of both writing and the “self”. The book is a reflexive exploration into the theory and practice of collaborative writing, with their between-the-twos—sequences of exchanged writings using a variety of forms and genres—at the book’s heart. Their collaboration offers an experimental, transgressive and nomadic inquiry into subjectivity. Based upon the authors’ joint doctoral dissertation, the book draws for its theoretical base primarily from the work of Deleuze, from both his philosophical “figures” and the insights that he offers into his collaborations with others. It also tells a story, conveying a sense of a relationship developing over time.

This book will interest both academics and postgraduate students in the field of qualitative inquiry, including those involved in narrative inquiry, cultural, communication and performance studies, and autoethnography.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-1349-5
ISBN-10: 1-4438-1349-4
Date of Publication: 01/11/2009
Pages / Size: 285 / A5
Price: £39.99


Ken Gale is Lecturer in Education at the University of Plymouth in the UK. He has published on creativity, educational management, online learning and triadic assessment. Jonathan Wyatt is Head of Professional Development at the University of Oxford, and also works as a counsellor of adults within the UK’s National Health Service. He has written about loss and on counselling. Together, they have published a number of papers on collaborative writing as a method of inquiry, including, most recently: Gale, K and Wyatt, J (2008) Two men talking: A nomadic inquiry into collaborative writing. International Review of Qualitative Research 1, 3: 361-379; and Gale, K and Wyatt, J (2008) Becoming men, becoming-men? A collective biography. International Review of Qualitative Research. 1, 2: 235-254.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-1637-3
ISBN-10: 1-4438-1637-X
Date of Publication: 01/01/2010
Pages / Size: 285 / A5
Price: £19.99