Deleuze and collaborative writing in the dance of activism

Ken Gale, Jonathan Wyatt, Jessica Smartt Gullion, Ninian Hou, Christopher Jeansonne, Sheridan Linnell, Melanie Reaves, Rosemary Reilly, Paul Rhodes

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Drawing upon and infused by the ‘micropolitical’ moves of Deleuze and Guattari, this paper arose out of a participative workshop at the 2018 International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry that took up Briadotti’s proposition to explore how collaborative writing “like breathing, [is] not held into the mould of linearity, or the confines of the printed page, but move[s] outwards, out of bounds, in webs of encounters with ideas, others, texts” (Braidotti, 2013, p. 166). We worked with the view that collaborative writing is a political act, a “minor gesture” (Manning, 2016), a world making that opens up to the new and challenges the sedimented. This is a paper that engages in and with collaborative writing, that dances with ideas of what collaborative writing might be and, crucially, what it might do.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-338
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Review of Qualitative Research
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2019


  • collaborative writing
  • activism
  • Deleuze and Guattari
  • dance


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