Writing resistance together

Pasi Ahonen, Annika Blomberg, Katherine Doerr, Katja Einola, Anna Elkina, Grace Gao, Jennifer Hambleton, Jenny Helin, Astrid Huopalainen, Bjørn Friis Johannsen, Janet Johansson, Pauliina Jääskeläinen, Anna Liisa Kaasila-Pakanen, Nina Kivinen, Emmanouela Mandalaki, Susan Meriläinen*, Alison Pullen, Tarja Salmela, Suvi Satama, Janne TienariAlice Wickström, Ling Eleanor Zhang

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Abstract

This piece of writing is a joint initiative by the participants in the Gender, Work and Organization writing workshop organized in Helsinki, Finland, in June 2019. This is a particular form of writing differently. We engage in collective writing and embody what it means to write resistance to established academic practices and conventions together. This is a form of emancipatory initiative where we care for each other as writers and as human beings. There are many author voices and we aim to keep the text open and dialogical. As such, this piece of writing is about suppressed thoughts and feelings that our collective picket line allows us to express. In order to maintain the open-ended nature of the text, and perhaps also to retain some ‘dirtiness’ that is essential to writing, the article has not been language checked throughout by a native speaker of English.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-470
JournalGender, Work and Organization
Volume27
Issue number4
Early online date9 Mar 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • co-writing
  • feminism
  • resistance
  • writing

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    Ahonen, P., Blomberg, A., Doerr, K., Einola, K., Elkina, A., Gao, G., Hambleton, J., Helin, J., Huopalainen, A., Johannsen, B. F., Johansson, J., Jääskeläinen, P., Kaasila-Pakanen, A. L., Kivinen, N., Mandalaki, E., Meriläinen, S., Pullen, A., Salmela, T., Satama, S., ... Zhang, L. E. (2020). Writing resistance together. Gender, Work and Organization, 27(4), 447-470. https://doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12441