Queering speaking and listening in academia

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Inspired by the feminist literature on writing and reading differently, this chapter turns attention to speaking and listening. I suggest that queering speaking and listening in academia—problematising and rupturing the existing norms of representing knowledge—works as an ethico-political act that opens up a creative, transformative space for refiguring what counts as viable academic knowledge and for reimaging alternative worlds needed in the current era. I provide two examples of speech acts we have developed in our research project aiming at envisaging multispecies futures. We represent the results of our research in the form of a children’s story, ‘Visiting,’ and an oration, ‘A speech to a mosquito,’ that queer the norms of academic knowledge and invite listeners to reimagine caring relationalities with multiple others.
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
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-80037-703-5
ISBN (Print) 978-1-80037-702-8
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

SeriesResearch Handbooks in Business and Management series


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

Field of science

  • Gender studies


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