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Writing as Speaking

  • Briony Lipton
  • Elizabeth Mackinlay
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education book series (GED)

Abstract

In this chapter we explore the methodological underpinnings of this book and ask how do we do feminist research which works towards the gender just society we hope for? Here we ground our work in the writings of Hélène Cixous and Sara Ahmed, two different women writing at different times in different places but arguably searching for ways to work within/against the in-between-ness of women’s experiences. Drawing on Cixous’ écriture féminine as a ‘willful’ methodological approach (after Ahmed, Willful subjects. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014) allows us to reconsider what constitutes knowledge, research practice and ultimately power that opens up a space for the reception of feminist academic voices. It makes room for us to consider writing as speaking ‘other than patriarchy’, that it is to speak and write like feminists.

Keywords

Academic Writing Feminist Research Female Academic Masculine Norm Cartesian Dualism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Briony Lipton
    • 1
  • Elizabeth Mackinlay
    • 2
  1. 1.School of SociologyAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.School of EducationUniversity of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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