Breaking the mold: Working through our differences to vocalize the sound of change

Abdellatif, Amal, Maryam, Aldossari, Ilaria, Boncori, Callahan, Jamie, Na Ayudhya, Uracha Chatrakul, Chaudhry, Sara, Kivinen, Nina, Sarah Liu, Shan‐Jan, Høg Utoft, Ea, Vershinina, Natalia, Yarrow, Emily and Pullen, Alison (2021) Breaking the mold: Working through our differences to vocalize the sound of change. Gender, Work & Organization. ISSN 0968-6673 (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper orchestrates alterethnographical reflections in which we, women, polyphonically document, celebrate and vocalize the sound of change. This change is represented in Kamala Harris's appointment as the first woman, woman of color, and South Asian American as the US Vice President, breaking new boundaries of political leadership, and harvesting new gains for women in leadership and power more broadly. With feminist awareness and curiosity, we organize and mobilize individual texts into a multivocal paper as a way to write solidarity between women. Recognizing our intersectional differences, and power differentials inherent in our different positions in academic hierarchies, we unite to write about our collective concerns regarding gendered, racialised, classed social relations. Coming together across intersectional differences in a writing community has been a vehicle to speak, relate, share, and voice our feelings and thoughts to document this historic moment and build a momentum to fulfill our hopes for social change. As feminists, we accept our responsibility to make this history written, rather than manipulated or erased, by breaking the mold in the form of multi-layered embodied texts to expand writing and doing research differently through re/writing otherness.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: feminist organising, rewriting otherness, polyphony alterethnography, intersectionality
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2021 08:20
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2021 14:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/46524

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