Writing Banal Inequalities: How to Fabricate Stories That Disrupt

Hannah Cowan, Alfonso Del Percio

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In this Element, the authors write about the everyday production and experiences of banal inequality. Through a series of sections, each comprising of a blogpost written for Disruptive Inequalities, and a commentary from the author on the predicaments they encountered in the writing process, this Element shares, and confronts, the ways we fabricate stories and use writing to resist. It makes visible the choices, practices, and reflections that have led to the writing of our stories and offers the tools we have used to fabricate them, to all those who may find them meaningful to appropriate, adapt, and translate to fight the struggles that they want to fight. These tools are formulated in a way for writers to develop their own methods of storytelling and activism. The authors hope this Element contributes to an ongoing debate on how writing serves banal resistance.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
Number of pages75
ISBN (Electronic) 9781009108515
ISBN (Print)9781009104449
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023

Publication series

NameElements in Applied Linguistics
PublisherCambridge University Press


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