The Social Dreaming Collage and the Deleuzian Rhizome

  • Julian Manley
Part of the Studies in the Psychosocial book series (STIP)


Having previously established the possibility of a way of thinking that is not bound by linearity and cause and effect, this chapter reinterprets the nature and quality of thinking in social dreaming as a Deleuzian rhizomatic collection of dream images and affect. This also accounts for a way of regarding thought as essentially associative in nature, and the claims for social dreaming as representing a ‘social unconscious’ are reconfigured as an ‘associative unconscious’. It is through the rhizomatic nature of the social dreaming matrix and the associative unconscious which give birth to the rhizome that the dreams become social.


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  • Julian Manley
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  1. 1.University of Central LancashirePrestonUK

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