A response to Avery Gordon
Goldsmiths, University of London
Responding to Avery Gordon’s article this paper raises three questions prompted by her arguments: How can we think differently about our craft as writers? Do some ghosts need to be laid to rest in order to entertain thoughts of peace? What is the relationship between the sociological imagination and the political imagination? The paper argues that through her notion of haunting, Avery Gordon’s work can be characterised as a hospitable form of critique and an appeal to just action.
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