Siinviidatud vabalevis olev tekst võiks huvi pakkuda kõikidele inimestele. Võib olla organisatsioonihuvilistel on väike eelis, sest tegemist on organisatsioonide valdkonna ühe mõjukama ajakirjaga, kus kasutatav terminoloogia ja mõistestik ehk kergemini mõistetav neile, kes selle valdkonnaga puutumuses. Samal ajal on rõhuasetused siiski sedavõrd kõikehaaravad, et raskusi ei tohiks tekkida kellelgi. Küll aga on tekstil pakkuda mõndagi.

Kontekstiks:

“As a daily and almost taken-for-granted practice, our academic writing continuously deserves to be ‘explored, investigated, and questioned’ (Cloutier, 2016: 69). Could we, organisational researchers, then, write to critique and disrupt the seemingly rigid norms around ‘standard’ hu-man-centred academic writing – the kind of disembodied, distant, sterile and cleaned-up writing that conforms to a patriarchal discourse (Ahonen et al., 2020; Höpfl, 2000), upholds binaries, and firmly supports human superiority over other living beings in the world (for a critique, see Benozzo et al., 2013; Fotaki and Harding, 2018; McMurray and Pullen, 2020)?” (Huopalainen, 2022, p. 960)

Teise loomad on …

“Animals continue to be the silenced, dominated, and relatively overlooked agents in our field, and simplistic human/animal dichotomies are typically upheld in much of our field’s scholarly writing (Hamilton and Taylor, 2013, 2017).” (Huopalainen, 2022, p. 960)

Inimeste ja teiste loomade sidumine akadeemilises kirjutamises:

“By recognising the relatedness of humans and nonhuman animals in academic writing practices, I seek novel and creative means to understand and express the complexity of multispecies encounters, relational ethics and humanimal relations in organisational life.” (Huopalainen, 2022, p. 961) […] “Originally developed within the field of cultural studies (Haraway, 2003, 2008; McHugh, 2012), feminist dog-writing represents a form of entangled humanimal writing that ‘involves playful relational co-constitution with nonhuman Others’ (Sayers, 2016: 11).” (Huopalainen, 2022, p. 961)

Autori ambitsioon:

“I seek to decenter human agency and embrace openness, intra-action and relational co-constitution with companion canines. By doing so, I further problematise an ‘ideology of anthroparchy’3 (Clarke and Knights, 2020: 16) that is typically reproduced in much scholarly writing.” (Huopalainen, 2022, p. 961)

Häirivad mõttekäigud?

“I emphasise everyday ethical encounters with animal life worlds in the more-than-human world. By highlighting the intra-actions (Barad, 2003, 2007) and non-oppositional connections between different bodies and materialities – the multispecies assemblages (Haraway, 2008) – I adopt posthumanist approaches that disturb the taken-forgrantedness of established dualisms (human/animal, nature/culture, self/other) and invite trans-corporeal thinking across bodies (Alaimo, 2008) by emphasising their interconnections.” (Huopalainen, 2022, p. 962)

Mitteinimesed ja rohkem-kui-inimesed:

“As human subjects, we inevitably act, move, experience and become with in co-existence with the non-humans (Latour, 2005) and more-than-humans (Braidotti, 2006) around us.” (Huopalainen, 2022, p. 962)

Joaquin Phoenix:

“‘We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow and steal her baby, even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable. Then we take her milk that’s intended for her calf and we put it in our coffee and our cereal’, Phoenix aptly reminded us.” (Huopalainen, 2022, p. 963)

Ontoloogiline lähtepunk peab muutuma, kuid uurida “teisiti”:

“Doing research ‘differently’ (St. Pierre, 1997) requires new ontological positioning and novel methodologies. The post-qualitative movement calls for re-thinking our relationship with the surrounding world and a deconstruction of ‘conventional humanist qualitative methodology’ (St. Pierre, 2011, 2013), which has become standardised, predictable and static.” (Huopalainen, 2022, p. 964)

Lugemishuvi suurendamiseks:

“The deeply troubling, unethical and unsustainable ways in which humans have interacted with other animals, ecosystems, and entire biospheres, both institutionally and individually, have constructed major catalysts behind the current COVID-19 pandemic and behind climate change. We need to care about the more-than-human world differently, re-negotiate existing interspecies relations, and re-consider the place of the human in relation to nature and other animals not to destroy our planet.” (Huopalainen, 2022, p. 973)

Huopalainen, A. (2022). Writing with the bitches. Organization, 29(6), 959–978. https://doi.org/10.1177/1350508420961533