Sensing Feminism

Lynne Baxter, Carole Elliott, Deborah N. Brewis, Jhilmil Breckenridge

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We offer a method for enabling inclusive participation in group discussion: the five senses exercise used by clean language practitioners. The method helped a diverse set of participants with intersectional subject positions articulate their perspectives on feminism in a non-hierarchical way. We describe the basis for the method, the intentions of the session convenor and results from the session. Participants reflect on the method and the responses it evoked. The method is a way of honouring individual perspectives and experiences whilst building connections between people. We think the method is useful for facilitating diverse groups in contexts such as workshops, teaching and meetings at work where the convenor wants to build inclusion and fresh perspectives.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEphemera: Theory & Politics in Organization
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2019


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