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Engaging contradictions : theory, politics, and methods of activist scholarship / edited by Charles R. Hale.



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Publication date:
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, c2008.
  • Book
  • xxvi, 390 p. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Forgotten places and the seeds of grassroots planning / Ruth Wilson Gilmore
  • Research, activism, and knowledge production / Dani Wadada Nabudere
  • Breaking the chains and steering the ship : how activism can help change teaching and scholarship / George Lipsitz
  • Activist groundings or groundings for activism? : the study of racialization as a site of political engagement / Jemima Pierre
  • Globalizing scholar activism : opportunities and dilemmas through a feminist lens / Jennifer Bickham Mendez
  • Activist scholarship : limits and possibilities in times of black genocide / João H. Costa Vargas
  • Making violence visible : an activist anthropological approach to women's rights investigation / Samuel Martínez
  • Forged in dialogue : toward a critically engaged activist research / Shannon Speed
  • Community-centered research as knowledge/capacity building in immigrant and refugee communities / Shirley Suet-ling Tang
  • Theorizing and practicing democratic community economics : engaged scholarship, economic justice, and the academy / Jessica Gordon Nembhard
  • Crouching activists, hidden scholars : reflections on research and development with students and communities in Asian American studies / Peter Nien-chu Kiang
  • Theoretical research, applied research, and action research : the deinstitutionalization of activist research / Davydd J. Greenwood
  • FAQs : frequently (un)asked questions about being a scholar activist / Laura Pulido
  • Afterword : activist scholars or radical subjects? / by Joy James and Edmund T. Gordon.
Publisher's Summary:
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. The contributors are: Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Edmund T. Gordon, Davydd Greenwood, Joy James, Peter Nien-chu Kiang, George Lipsitz, Samuel Martinez, Jennifer Bickham Mendez, Dani Nabudere, Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Jemima Pierre, Laura Pulido, Shannon Speed, Shirley Suet-ling Tang, and Joao Vargas.
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Hale, Charles R., 1957-
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