Writing with rocks

Anu Valtonen*, Alison Pullen

*Corresponding author for this work

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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
Number of pages17
JournalGender, Work and Organization
Early online date17 Nov 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 17 Nov 2020


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

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