Becoming, a concept from the work of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari,1 is an asignifying process of transformation that unsettles the taken-for-granted. Engaging with micropolitical movements of power and resistance, becomings generate fissures and lines of escape that are difficult to classify or categorize. In this Deleuzio-Guattarian intoxicated poem, the author explores his imperceptible becoming following the surgical removal of an oral cancer.
Tim Barlott is an associate lecturer in occupational therapy and a PhD candidate in the School of Social Sciences at The University of Queensland. Tim’s research explores the micropolitical aspects of health and health care. His PhD research explores freely given relationships for people categorized with serious mental illness—how they work, what they produce, and how this might inform the mental health sector. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tim Barlott; Becoming-sick. Journal of Autoethnography 1 April 2021; 2 (2): 215–216. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/joae.2021.2.2.215
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