Back to Futures: Diffractions and Becomings of Collaborative Writing

Ken Gale (Editor), Jonathan Wyatt (Editor)

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In making a contribution to this collection of writings, and in writing to and with them, this paper is not conceived, designed or present- ed as summative, conclusive or as a synthetical representation of the other writings in this edition. This paper appears at the end of the collection sim- ply and only because of the proclivities and necessities of the linearity and organisational requirements of journal production. It is written and pre- sented with the hope that it will diffract from the (im)possibilities of rigid classification and of creating a category of difference with which to capture or unitise collaborative writing. Further, this paper, in resisting closure and conclusion, also wishes to write with and for becoming collaborative writ- ing, sensing the opportunities, the potential and the creative anticipations that writing collaboratively always seems to afford. Any sense gained from reading the paper that it offers celebratory hints, suggestions of gratitude and an indication of pleasure gained in sharing the esteemed company of friends and colleagues is entirely intentional.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-477
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Review of Qualitative Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Collaborative writing
  • Materiality
  • Deleuze
  • Assemblage
  • Autoethnography

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