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Einola, K., Elkina, A., Gao, G., Hambleton, J., Kaasila‐Pakanen, A.‐L., Mandalaki, E., Zhang, L.E. and Pullen, A. (2020), Writing multi‐vocal intersectionality in times of crisis. Gender Work Organ. https://doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12577

Writing multi‐vocal intersectionality in times of crisis

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Author: Einola, Katja1; Elkina, Anna2; Gao, Grace3;
Organizations: 1Department of Management and Organization, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland
2Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
3Department of Leadership and HRM, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
4Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design, Sheridan College, Oakville, Canada
5Department of Marketing, Management and International Business, Oulu Business School, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
6Department of People Organizations, NEOMA Business School, Mont‐Saint‐Aignan, France
7Institute for International Management, Loughborough University London, London, UK
8Department Management, Macquarie Business School, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: embargoed
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe20201222102700
Language: English
Published: John Wiley & Sons, 2020
Publish Date: 2022-11-05
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Abstract

This article is a multi‐vocal account, a form of writing differently, which captures our changing lives and livelihoods under the present global health crisis. Through the process of writing, we create a safe space to understand how the COVID‐19 pandemic exposes our gendered, intersectional lives. Our writing gives voice to suppressed thoughts and embodied affects as they surface in relation to entrenched structural inequalities where we witness the marginalization of intersectional difference, in our case women, the feminine, and race in academia and neoliberal society. By rendering visible the structural inequalities that have become amplified during the pandemic, and the ways in which these inequalities have affected our everyday lives, we are able to give witness to intersectional differences. Our multi‐vocal embodied text is offered as an emancipatory, affective mobilization of our lives, encompassing feelings of grief, loss, fear, anger, frustration, and vulnerability. This collective piece of writing gives rise to solidarity in a crisis‐stricken world where we choose to live with hope.

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Series: Gender, work & organization
ISSN: 0968-6673
ISSN-E: 1468-0432
ISSN-L: 0968-6673
Volume: In press
DOI: 10.1111/gwao.12577
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1111/gwao.12577
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 512 Business and management
520 Other social sciences
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Copyright information: © 2020 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Einola, K., Elkina, A., Gao, G., Hambleton, J., Kaasila‐Pakanen, A.‐L., Mandalaki, E., Zhang, L.E. and Pullen, A. (2020), Writing multi‐vocal intersectionality in times of crisis. Gender Work Organ., which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12577. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.