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Practising Public Scholarship

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160 pages
A cross-disciplinary collection of 20 essays describing the journey to public scholarship, exploring the pleasures and perils associated with breaching the town-gown divide.
  • Includes contributions from departments of geography, comparative literature, sociology, communications, history, English, public health, and biology
  • Discusses their efforts to reach beyond the academy and to make their ideas and research broadly accessible to a wider audience
  • Opens the way for a new kind of democratic politics—one based on grounded concepts and meaningful social participation
  • Includes deeply personal accounts about the journey to becoming a public scholar and to intervening politically in the world, while remaining within a university system
  • Provides a broad prescription for social change, both within and outside the university
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Introduction Katharyne Mitchell
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Comrades and Colons Terry Eagleton
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Tales of Western Adventure Patricia Limerick
Open Letter to C. Wright Mills Michael Burawoy Craven Emotional Warriors Melissa W. Wright Population, Environment, War, and Racism: Adventures of a Public Scholar Paul R. Ehrlich The Something We Can Do David Domke Philadelphia Dreaming: Discovering Citizenship between the University and the Schools Julia Reinhard Lupton
8 Beyond Positivism: Public Scholarship in Support of Health Dennis Raphael 9 Weaving Solidarity from Oneonta to Oxchuc Katherine O’Donnell 10 Demand the Possible: Journeys in Changing our World as a Public Activist-Scholar Paul Chatterton 11 Becoming a Scholar-Advocate: Participatory Research with Children Meghan Cope 12 Why am I Engaged? Walden Bello
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viii 13 Drugs, Data, Race and Reaction: A Field Report Katherine Beckett 14 Confessions of a Desk-Bound Radical Don Mitchell 15 Becoming a Public Scholar to Improve the Health of the US Population Stephen Bezruchka 16 The Humanities and the Public Soul Julie Ellison 17 This Fist Called My Heart: Public Pedagogy in the Belly of the Beast Peter McLaren 18 The Surprising Sense of Hope Jenny Pickerill 19 The Making of a Public Intellectual Howard Zinn 20 When Theory Meets Politics Doreen Massey Index
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