Writing with rocks

Anu Valtonen*, Alison Pullen

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Rocks. Geological forces across time and space. Non-human beings. Humans. Affect material encounters with rocks. Connecting. Being. Writing… From the Artic to Eastern Finland. From Sydney to Kangaroo Island, Australia. From the north to the south, and back again. Corporeal, affective. These rocks live with and through us. Touching rocks—rocks touch us. Bodies—rocks, co-constituted in life. Disrupting. Non-violent. Ethico-political acts of writing. Writing rocks. Humans become geologic forces. Care. Response-able.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)506-522
Number of pages17
JournalGender, Work and Organization
Issue number2
Early online date17 Nov 2020
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021


  • affect
  • ethico-politics
  • feminist new materialism
  • geologic
  • touching
  • writing


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