Decolonial Feminist Solidarity/ies

Ybiskay González, Sara Motta, Tiina Seppälä

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Abstract

In this chapter, we unpack why solidarity must not only be feminist but decolonial as well, and how this problematises the modern/colonial project of the university as a site of emancipation/progress. Embodying the methodology of the meeting-place, a trans-Indigenous praxis of cultivating embodied encounters in which research is ceremony, we centre our three differently positioned stories and dark wisdoms as a means to weave something in common that does not erase the plural and our plurality. Through our yearnings and/as meeting-places as an embodied and communal process of writing ourselves, we identify three key themes: the ethical and epistemological necessity of speaking from our placed knowing-being in the world; the (im)possibility of passing in Institutions of Whiteness; and the finding of our skins-in relation and our serpent’s tongues. Together these offer gifts towards what it might mean to senti-pensar (think-feel) and embody a praxis of decolonising-feminist solidarity as kinship otherwise.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Feminist Research Methodologies in Management and Organization Studies
EditorsSaija Katila, Susan Meriläinen, Emma Bell
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar
Chapter19
Pages297-314
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-80037-703-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-80037-702-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

SeriesResearch Handbooks in Business and Management series

Keywords

  • decolonial feminism
  • solidarity
  • meeting-place
  • writing differently
  • kinship otherwise

Field of science

  • Gender studies

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