Practising Public Scholarship: Experiences and Possibilities Beyond the Academy

Practising Public Scholarship: Experiences and Possibilities Beyond the Academy

Editor(s): Katharyne Mitchell

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405189125

Online ISBN: 9781444307375

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307375

Series Editor(s): Noel Castree

About this Book

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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