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Bridging scholarship and activism : reflections from the frontlines of collaborative research / edited by Bernd Reiter and Ulrich Oslender.

Contributor(s): Oslender, Ulrich [editor.] | Reiter, Bernd [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Transformations in higher education: Publisher: East Lansing, Michigan : Michigan State University Press, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource (229 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781609174347; 1609174348.Subject(s): Social movements | Political activists | Learning and scholarshipGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Bridging scholarship and activism : reflections from the frontlines of collaborative research.DDC classification: 303.484 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction, Ulrich Oslender and Bernd Reiter; Part One. The Promises and Pitfalls of Collaborative Research; Of Academic Embeddedness: Communities of Choice and How to Make Sense of Activism and Research Abroad, Bernd Reiter; New Shapes of Revolution, Gustavo Esteva; The Accidental Activist Scholar: A Memoir on Reactive Boundary and Identity Work for Social Change within the Academy, Rob Benford; Can Development Bridge the Gap between Activism and Academia? Cristina Espinosa.
Leaving the Field: How to Write about Disappointment and Frustration in Collaborative Research, Ulrich OslenderInvisible Heroes, Eshe Lewis; Part Two. Negotiating Racialized and Gendered Positionalities; El Muntu en América, Manuel Zapata Olivella; Activism as History Making: The Collective and the Personal in Collaborative Research with the Process of Black Communities in Colombia, Arturo Escobar; Out of Bounds: Negotiating Researcher Positionality in Brazil, Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman.
Between Soapboxes and Shadows: Activism, Theory, and the Politics of Life and Death in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Christen A. SmithState Violence and the Ethnographic Encounter: Feminist Research and Racial Embodiment, Keisha-Khan Y. Perry; The Challenges Resulting from Combining Scientific Production and Social-Political Activism in the Brazilian Academy, Fernando Conceição; The Challenge of Doing Applied/Activist Anti-Racist Anthropology in Revolutionary Cuba, Gayle L. McGarrity; Conclusion, Ulrich Oslender and Bernd Reiter; About the Authors.
Summary: This timely book brings together activist scholars from a number of disciplines (political science, geography, sociology, anthropology, and communications) to provide new insights into a growing trend in publicly engaged research and scholarship. Bridging Scholarship and Activism creatively redefines what constitutes activism without limiting it to a narrow range of practices. Acknowledging that the current conjuncture of neoliberal globalization has created constraints on as well as possibilities for activist scholarly engagement, the book argues that racism and its intersections with gender.
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Introduction, Ulrich Oslender and Bernd Reiter; Part One. The Promises and Pitfalls of Collaborative Research; Of Academic Embeddedness: Communities of Choice and How to Make Sense of Activism and Research Abroad, Bernd Reiter; New Shapes of Revolution, Gustavo Esteva; The Accidental Activist Scholar: A Memoir on Reactive Boundary and Identity Work for Social Change within the Academy, Rob Benford; Can Development Bridge the Gap between Activism and Academia? Cristina Espinosa.

Leaving the Field: How to Write about Disappointment and Frustration in Collaborative Research, Ulrich OslenderInvisible Heroes, Eshe Lewis; Part Two. Negotiating Racialized and Gendered Positionalities; El Muntu en América, Manuel Zapata Olivella; Activism as History Making: The Collective and the Personal in Collaborative Research with the Process of Black Communities in Colombia, Arturo Escobar; Out of Bounds: Negotiating Researcher Positionality in Brazil, Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman.

Between Soapboxes and Shadows: Activism, Theory, and the Politics of Life and Death in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Christen A. SmithState Violence and the Ethnographic Encounter: Feminist Research and Racial Embodiment, Keisha-Khan Y. Perry; The Challenges Resulting from Combining Scientific Production and Social-Political Activism in the Brazilian Academy, Fernando Conceição; The Challenge of Doing Applied/Activist Anti-Racist Anthropology in Revolutionary Cuba, Gayle L. McGarrity; Conclusion, Ulrich Oslender and Bernd Reiter; About the Authors.

This timely book brings together activist scholars from a number of disciplines (political science, geography, sociology, anthropology, and communications) to provide new insights into a growing trend in publicly engaged research and scholarship. Bridging Scholarship and Activism creatively redefines what constitutes activism without limiting it to a narrow range of practices. Acknowledging that the current conjuncture of neoliberal globalization has created constraints on as well as possibilities for activist scholarly engagement, the book argues that racism and its intersections with gender.

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Bernd Reiter is Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of South Florida, where he has a joint appointment with the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean and the Department of Government and International Affairs.<br> <br> Ulrich Oslender is Assistant Professor of Geography in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University in Miami.

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