Engaging Contradictions Theory, Politics, and Methods of Activist Scholarship

ISBN-10: 0520098617

ISBN-13: 9780520098619

Edition: 2007

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Scholars in many fields increasingly find themselves caught between the academy, with its demands for rigor and objectivity, and direct engagement in social activism. Some advocate on behalf of the communities they study; others incorporate the knowledge and leadership of their informants directly into the process of knowledge production. What ethical, political, and practical tensions arise in the course of such work? In this wide-ranging and multidisciplinary volume, leading scholar-activists map the terrain on which political engagement and academic rigor meet. Contributors:Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Edmund T. Gordon, Davydd Greenwood, Joy James, Peter Nien-chu Kiang, George Lipsitz, Samuel Martiacute;nez, Jennifer Bickham Mendez, Dani Nabudere, Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Jemima Pierre, Laura Pulido, Shannon Speed, Shirley Suet-ling Tang, Joatilde;o Vargas
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List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 5/7/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 417
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Acknowledgments
A Note on Resources
Foreword
Introduction
Mapping the Terrain
Forgotten Places and the Seeds of Grassroots Planning
Research, Activism, and Knowledge Production
Breaking the Chains and Steering the Ship: How Activism Can Help Change Teaching and Scholarship
Troubling the Terms
Activist Groundings or Groundings for Activism? The Study of Racialization as a Site of Political Engagement
Globalizing Scholar Activism: Opportunities and Dilemmas through a Feminist Lens
Activist Scholarship: Limits and Possibilities in Times of Black Genocide
Making Violence Visible: An Activist Anthropological Approach to Women's Rights Investigation
Putting Activist Scholarship to Work
Forged in Dialogue: Toward a Critically Engaged Activist Research
Community-Centered Research as Knowledge/Capacity Building in Immigrant and Refugee Communities
Theorizing and Practicing Democratic Community Economics: Engaged Scholarship, Economic Justice, and the Academy
Making Ourselves at Home
Crouching Activists, Hidden Scholars: Reflections on Research and Development with Students and Communities in Asian American Studies
Theoretical Research, Applied Research, and Action Research: The Deinstitutionalization of Activist Research
FAQs: Frequently (Un) Asked Questions about Being a Scholar Activist
Afterword: Activist Scholars or Radical Subjects?
Contributors
Index
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