Writing touch, writing (epistemic) vulnerability

Anna-Liisa Kaasila-Pakanen*, Pauliina Jääskeläinen, Grace Gao, Ling Eleanor Zhang, Emmanouela Mandalaki, Katja Einola, Janet Johansson, Alison Pullen

*Motsvarande författare för detta arbete

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Touch mediates relations between self-other, writers, and readers; it is material and affective. This paper is the outcome of writing touch as a collaborative activity between eight women writers across different times and locals. In sharing experiences of touch during and beyond the pandemic, we engage with collaborative writing articulated here as colligere, involving the assembling of writing in a holding space. The meanings and feelings of touch arise from our distinct writer positionalities as we think, work, and write in and about life, research, organizations, and organizing. We suggest that writing that reflects on/through touch presents epistemic vulnerability and openness to unknowing in the nexus of intercorporeal relationships. Writing touch contributes to writing and doing academia differently, particularly by offering sensorial encounters that reframe the ethico-political conditions of academic knowledge creation.
Referentgranskad vetenskaplig tidskriftGender, Work & Organization
Sidor (från-till)264-283
Antal sidor20
StatusPublicerad - 23.09.2023
MoE-publikationstypA1 Originalartikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift


  • 514,1 Sociologi

Styrkeområden och områden med hög potential (AoS och AoHP)

  • AoS: Ansvarsfull organisering


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