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Ahonen, P, Blomberg, A, Doerr, K, et al. Writing resistance together. Gender Work Organ. 2020; 27: 447– 470.

Writing resistance together

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Author: Ahonen, Pasi1; Blomberg, Annika2; Doerr, Katherine3;
Organizations: 1University of Essex, UK
2University of Turku, Finland
3University of Texas at Austin, USA
4Hanken School of Economics, Finland
5Northumbria University, UK
6University of Western Ontario, Canada
7Uppsala University, Sweden
8Åbo Akademi University, Finland
9University College Copenhagen, Denmark
10Linnea University, Sweden
11University of Lapland, Finland
12University of Oulu, Finland
13NEOMA Business School, France
14Macquarie University, Australia
15Loughborough University London, UK
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 1.3 MB)
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Language: English
Published: John Wiley & Sons, 2020
Publish Date: 2022-03-09


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.

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Series: Gender, work & organization
ISSN: 0968-6673
ISSN-E: 1468-0432
ISSN-L: 0968-6673
Volume: 27
Issue: 4
Pages: 447 - 470
DOI: 10.1111/gwao.12441
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 512 Business and management
Copyright information: © 2020 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Ahonen, P, Blomberg, A, Doerr, K, et al. Writing resistance together. Gender Work Organ. 2020; 27: 447– 470, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.