Bridging scholarship and activism: Reflections from the frontlines of collaborative research Book

Reiter, B, Oslender, U. (2015). Bridging scholarship and activism: Reflections from the frontlines of collaborative research . 1-208.

cited authors

  • Reiter, B; Oslender, U

fiu authors

abstract

  • 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 and class oppression are salient forces to be interrogated and confronted in the predicaments and struggles activist scholarship targets. The book’s ultimate goal is to create a decolonized and democratized forum in which activist scholars from the Global South converse and cross-fertilize ideas and projects with their counterparts from the United States and other North Atlantic metropolitan-based academy. The coeditors and contributors attempt to decenter hegemonic knowledge and to create some of the necessary (if not sufficient) conditions for a more pluriversal (rather than orthodox “universal”) context for producing enabling knowledge, without the naiveté and romanticism that has characterized earlier projects in critical and radical social science.

publication date

  • January 1, 2015

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

  • 9781611861471

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 208