Engaging Contradictions

Engaging Contradictions

Scholars in many fields increasingly find themselves caught between the academy, with its demands for rigor and objectivity, and direct engagement in social activism.

Author: Charles R. Hale

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520916173

Category: Social Science

Page: 417

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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. Contributors: Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Edmund T. Gordon, Davydd Greenwood, Joy James, Peter Nien-chu Kiang, George Lipsitz, Samuel Martínez, Jennifer Bickham Mendez, Dani Nabudere, Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Jemima Pierre, Laura Pulido, Shannon Speed, Shirley Suet-ling Tang, João Vargas
Categories: Social Science

Resistance and Contradiction

Resistance and Contradiction

8 Engaging Contradictions "Liberation" is a value worthy of science, and that
should be the perspective from which the minority scientist seeks to advance
knowledge, always in the spirit of respect for logical canons and methodological
rigor, ...

Author: Charles R. Hale

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804728003

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Based on extensive participant observation and ethnographic research, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of early conflict between Miskitu Indians and the Sandinista government, and their subsequent partial reconciliation.
Categories: Social Science

Indigenous Studies and Engaged Anthropology

Indigenous Studies and Engaged Anthropology

Hale, C.R. 2006. Activist research v. cultural critique: Indigenous land rights and
the contradictions of politically engaged anthropology. Cultural Anthropology, 21(
1), 96–120. —— 2008. Introduction, in Engaging Contradictions: Theory, Politics
 ...

Author: Professor Paul Sillitoe

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409445418

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Advancing the rising field of engaged or participatory anthropology that is emerging at the same time as increased opposition from Indigenous peoples to research, this book offers critical reflections on research approaches to-date. The engaged approach seeks to change the researcher-researched relationship fundamentally, to make methods more appropriate and beneficial to communities by involving them as participants in the entire process from choice of research topic onwards. The aim is not only to change power relationships, but also engage with non-academic audiences.
Categories: Social Science

Seeking the Beloved Community

Seeking the Beloved Community

(coauthored with Edmund T. Gordon) In the introduction to his 2008 anthology,
Engaging Contradictions: Theory, Politics, and Methods ofActivist Scholarship,
Charles Hale discusses the prickly issue of “shared political sensibilities” among
 ...

Author: Joy James

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438446349

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Written over the course of 20 years, the essays in this volume highlight & analyse tensions confronted by writers, scholars, activists, politicians & political prisoners fighting racism & sexism.
Categories: Political Science

A Grounded Identidad

A Grounded Identidad

Transforming Anthropology 8, nos. 1&2 (1999): 12–38; Ruth Wilson Gilmore, “
Forgotten Places and the Seeds of Grassroots Planning” in Engaging
Contradictions: Theory, Politics, and Methods of Activist Scholarship, edited by
Charles Hale ...

Author: Merida M. Rua

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190257804

Category: History

Page: 264

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Chicago is home to the third-largest concentration of Puerto Ricans in the United States, but scholarship on the city rarely accounts for their presence. This book is part of an effort to include Puerto Ricans in Chicago's history. Rúa traces Puerto Ricans' construction of identity in a narrative that begins in 1945, when a small group of University of Puerto Rico graduates earned scholarships to attend the University of Chicago and a private employment agency recruited Puerto Rican domestics and foundry workers. They arrived from an island colony where they had held U.S. citizenship and where most thought of themselves as "white." But in Chicago, Puerto Ricans were considered "colored" and their citizenship was second class. They seemed to share few of the rights other Chicagoans took for granted. In her analysis of the following six decades--during which Chicago witnessed urban renewal, loss of neighborhoods, emergence of multiracial coalitions, waves of protest movements, and everyday commemorations of death and life--Rúa explores the ways in which Puerto Ricans have negotiated their identity as Puerto Ricans, Latinos, and U.S. citizens. Through a variety of sources, including oral history interviews, ethnographic observation, archival research, and textual criticism, A Grounded Identidad attempts to redress this oversight of traditional scholarship on Chicago by presenting not only Puerto Ricans' reconstitution from colonial subjects to second-class citizens, but also by examining the implications of this political reality on the ways in which Puerto Ricans have been racially imagined and positioned in comparison to blacks, whites, and Mexicans over time.
Categories: History

Displacement

Displacement

I will quote it whole, since it is a poem of unusual wholeness, and also of visible,
engaging contradictions: It has a sonnet mood, but is not a sonnet. It has a tone of
irony, but is not ironic. It is, like so much of the fine writing here, a coalition of ...

Author: Leslie Harrison

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547198426

Category: Poetry

Page: 83

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A debut collection by a winner of the Bakeless Prize addresses issues of place, impermanence, and displacement from marriage, home, and other intimate spaces while exploring the aftershocks of being uprooted physically and emotionally, in a volume that reflects the writer's applications of natural and rhythmic language. Original.
Categories: Poetry

Rights Cultures Subjects and Citizens

Rights  Cultures  Subjects and Citizens

Previous publications include Resistance and contradiction: Miskitu Indians and
the Nicaraguan state, 1894-1987 (1994), ... He is also editor of the volume,
Engaging contradictions: Theory, politics and methods of activist scholarship and
 ...

Author: Susanne Brandtstädter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317980995

Category: Social Science

Page: 142

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This book questions the political logic of foregrounding cultural collectives in a world shaped by globalization and neoliberalization. Throughout the world, it is no longer only individuals, but increasingly collective "cultures" who are made responsible for their own regulation, welfare and enterprise. This appears as a surprising shift from the tenets of classical liberalism which defined the ideal subject of politics as the "unencumbered self"- the free, equal and self-governing individual. The increasing promotion and recognition of cultural rights in international legislation, multiculturalism, and public debates on "culture" as a political problem more generally indicate that culture has become a more central terrain for governance and struggles around rights and citizenship. On the basis of case studies from China, Latin America, and North America, the contributors of this book explore the links between culture, civility, and the politics of citizenship. They argue that official reifications of "culture" in relation to citizenship, and even the recognition of cultural rights, may obey strategies of governance and control, but that citizens may still use new cultural rights and networks, and the legal mechanisms that have been created to protect them, in order to pursue their own agendas of empowerment. This book was originally published as a special issue of Economy and Society.
Categories: Social Science

Israeli Palestinian Activism

Israeli Palestinian Activism

Engaging Contradictions: Theory, Politics, and Methods of Activist Scholarship.
Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press. Hallward, M.C.
2011. Struggling for a Just Peace: Israeli and Palestinian Activism in the Second
 ...

Author: Alexander Koensler

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472439475

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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When do words and actions empower? When do they betray? Based on ethnographic fieldwork, this volume tracks the repercussions of advocacy activism against house demolitions in 'unrecognised' Arab-Bedouin villages in Israel's southern 'internal frontier'. It highlights the repercussions of activism for victims, fund-raisers and activists. The ethnographic episodes show how humanitarian aid intervention and indigenous identity politics can turn into a double-edged sword. Ironically, institutional lobbying for coexistence and its interpretative categories can sometimes perpetuate different forms of subjugation. The volume also shows how, beyond the institutional lobbying, novel figures of activism emerge: informal networks create non-sectarian, cross-cutting countercultures and rethink human-environment relationships. These experimental political subjects redefine the categories of the conflict and elude the logic of zero-sum games; they point towards a shifting paradigm in current ethnopolitics. Koensler outlines an ethnographic approach for the study of social movements that follows multiple relations around mobilisations rather than studying activism in itself. This perspective thus becomes relevant for scholars and activists engaged with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and those interested in global rights discourses.
Categories: Social Science

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography

... Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California. University of
California Press, Los Angeles. Gilmore, R.W. (2008) Forgotten places and the
seeds of grassroots planning. In C. Hale (ed), Engaging Contradictions: Theory,
Politics, ...

Author: Trevor J. Barnes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444362374

Category: Science

Page: 704

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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography presents students and researchers with a comprehensive overview of the field, put together by a prestigious editorial team, with contributions from an international cast of prominent scholars. Offers a fully revised, expanded, and up-to-date overview, following the successful and highly regarded Companion to Economic Geography published by Blackwell a decade earlier, providing a comprehensive assessment of the field Takes a prospective as well as retrospective look at the field, reviewing recent developments, recurrent challenges, and emerging agendas Incorporates diverse perspectives (in terms of specialty, demography and geography) of up and coming scholars, going beyond a focus on Anglo-American research Encourages authors and researchers to engage with and contextualize their situated perspectives Explores areas of overlap, dialogues, and (potential) engagement between economic geography and cognate disciplines
Categories: Science

This Bridge We Call Home

This Bridge We Call Home

Puente , " in Ya Vas , ( San Francisco : Humanizarte Press , 1985 ) , is reprinted
with permission from Francisco X . Alarcón . five Engaging Contradictions ,
Creating Home . . . Three Letters Alicia P . Rodriguez and Susana L . Vanquez To
My ...

Author: Gloria Anzaldúa

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415936829

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

View: 720

Through personal narratives, theoretical essays, textual collage, poetry, letters, artwork and fiction, this collection examines and extends the discussion of issues - such as classism, homophobia, racism and identity politics - at the centre of the previous anthology "This Bridge Called My Back".
Categories: Social Science

The Shakespeare Oracle

The Shakespeare Oracle

Henry V hasn't the complexity of Hamlet , the inner poetry of Richard II , or even
the engaging contradictions of himself as Prince Hal . He is talented , forceful ,
and hard working — a powerful leader who is successful at war . Shakespeare
has ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 1610593820

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page:

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The Shakespeare Oracle' is an illustrated tarot deck based on the plays of Shakespeare. It has broad appeal and will find an enthusiastic audience from tarot collectors to literature buffs to art appreciators. It is a truly one-of-a-kind product. Shakespeare's work is full of predictions, and the book delves into his wisdom as a prophet as well as the archetypes that populate his work (e.g. Puck as magician, Romeo and Juliet as lovers). With complete instructions for all the various readings one can do with a tarot deck, the book offers food for thought for Shakespeare lovers as well as a useful divination system that is inspirational and practical. The artwork alone is worth the price of the kit 78 original illustrations by a renowned artist grace this lavish deck of cards, suitable for coffee-table decoration when not in use predicting the future.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century

North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century

... a folded and tacked bark kimono, in a reference to the plunging roof of
LeCorbusier's Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, France; a vessel or
basket of sorts; and Japanese clothing, offer the viewer a set of engaging
contradictions.

Author: Jules Heller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135638894

Category: Social Science

Page: 732

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Social Science

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

... Counterscript, and Underlife in the Classroom: James Brown versus Brown v.
Board of Education. Harvard Educational Review 65(3):445–471. Hale, C.R.
2008 Engaging Contradictions: Theory, Politics, and Methods of Activist
Scholarship.

Author: Bradley A. Levinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444396706

Category: Social Science

Page: 529

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A Companion to the Anthropology of Education presents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the field, exploring the social and cultural dimension of educational processes in both formal and nonformal settings. Explores theoretical and applied approaches to cultural practice in a diverse range of educational settings around the world, in both formal and non-formal contexts Includes contributions by leading educational anthropologists Integrates work from and on many different national systems of scholarship, including China, the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Colombia, Mexico, India, the United Kingdom, and Denmark Examines the consequences of history, cultural diversity, language policies, governmental mandates, inequality, and literacy for everyday educational processes
Categories: Social Science

Contradictions of Archaeological Theory

Contradictions of Archaeological Theory

Engaging Critical Realism and Archaeological Theory Sandra Wallace.
Acknowledgements. There have been many individuals who have been
invaluable in their support, either academically, or in other important ways. I
would like to ...

Author: Sandra Wallace

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136913075

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Is current archaeological theory stuck at an impasse? Sandra Wallace argues that archaeological theory has become mired as a result of logical and ontological contradictions. By showing that these contradictions are a result of common underlying philosophical assumptions and fallacies this book is able to show how a fresh approach to this discipline is necessary to resolve them, even if this requires re-examining some of the tenants of orthodox archaeology. This fresh approach is achieved by using Critical Realism as an "under labourer" to philosophically evaluate archaeological theory. Starting by assessing the historical impact of philosophy on the discipline and then looking at the current relationship between archaeology and the ontology of the material this book facilitates the construction of discipline specific theory by archaeologists. The result is an approach to archaeology that allows both students and practitioners to free themselves from endemic contradictions and re-discover their approach to archaeological theory.
Categories: Social Science

Engaging Iran

Engaging Iran

—Terence MacSwiney, Sinn F ́ein Activist1 Upon beginning any study of Iran,
contradictions will quickly surface, making clear-cut statements about the nation
unhelpful, if not misleading. It is impossible to pin down an appropriate broad-
brush ...

Author: Nathan Gonzalez

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275997421

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

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Advocates a far-sighted, grand-strategic American foreign policy toward the emerging Iranian powerhouse in the Middle East.
Categories: Political Science

The Contradictions of Real Socialism

The Contradictions of  Real Socialism

Self-management in the process of production, I argued, was an essential
element: “Insofar as people produce themselves in the course of all their activities
, the very process of engaging in democratic forms of production is an essential
part of ...

Author: Michael Lebowitz

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781583673386

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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What was “real socialism”—the term which originated in twentieth-century socialist societies for the purpose of distinguishing them from abstract, theoretical socialism? In this volume, Michael A. Lebowitz considers the nature, tendencies, and contradictions of those societies. Beginning with the constant presence of shortages within “real socialism,” Lebowitz searches for the inner relations which generate these patterns. He finds these, in particular, in what he calls “vanguard relations of production,” a relation which takes the apparent form of a social contract where workers obtain benefits not available to their counterparts in capitalism but lack the power to decide within the workplace and society. While these societies were able to claim major achievements in areas from health care to education to popular culture, the separation of thinking and doing prevented workers from developing their capacities as fully developed human beings. The relationship within “real socialism” between the vanguard as conductor and a conducted working class, however, did not only lead to the deformation of workers and those elements necessary for the building of socialism; it also created the conditions in which enterprise managers emerged as an incipient capitalist class, which was an immediate source of the crises of “real socialism.” As he argued in The Socialist Alternative: Real Human Development, Lebowitz stresses the necessity to go beyond the hierarchy inherent in the relation of conductor and conducted (and beyond the “vanguard Marxism” which supports this) to create the conditions in which people can transform themselves through their conscious cooperation and practice—i.e., a society of free and associated producers.
Categories: Political Science

Clinical Work and Social Action

Clinical Work and Social Action

Chapter 7 The Contradictions in Clinical Wor In Chapter 1, we introduced the
concept of contradiction and suggested its centrality in ... inhibit workers and
organizations from examining, engaging, and attempting to resolve
contradictions.

Author: Fred A Newcom

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136376481

Category: Medical

Page: 250

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Clinical Work and Social Action: An Integrative Approach develops a paradigm for social work and human services practice that integrates clinical work and social action. Social workers, clinicians, activists, and educators will explore ways to create harmony in the divisions that currently exist between values, theory, and practice, thereby reducing conflicts in their work. This book identifies central values and selected theoretical ideas for a new model of work that you can adapt to your practice setting. Separate chapters include case material related to work with people of color, work with oppressed populations, and classroom teaching. Clinical Work and Social Action connects the historic split between clinical work and social action to better serve the people with whom you work. Through Clinical Work and Social Action, you will find valuable suggestions and insights into how you can integrate values, theory, and practice as the basis for a new model of work. The book includes topics such as: exposing the myth that “politics” has no place in practice with individual clients and families and demonstrates that all practice is political examining a new paradigm for practice that encourages change at the individual, agency, and social policy levels demonstrating the importance of Paulo Freire’s ideas about dialogical praxis to social welfare work teaching a model of practice that facilitates and promotes involvement and open dialogue with people in the community and students in the classroom offering insight into how you can respond to the full range of your clients’concerns, such as racism, classism, homophobia, domestic violence, homelessness, disabilities, and emotional difficulties exploring how your values, theories, training and experience affect the choice of interventions you make with individuals, groups, and families To bridge the gap between clinical work and social action, you must develop a practice that includes the possibility of social change. With Clinical Work and Social Action, you will find many case studies and examples to help you do just that. This informative book provides you with ways to work with clients to bring about individual and social change and offers strategies for creating change in social agencies and communities.
Categories: Medical

Where Global Contradictions are Sharpest

Where Global Contradictions are Sharpest

Each engaged with us on our objectives and we on theirs. ... from such
correspondents that someone was at last critically examining development
politics and research ethics, and engaging practices previously conducted in
relative silence.

Author: Keyan G. Tomaselli

Publisher: Rozenberg Publishers

ISBN: 9789051704815

Category: Social Science

Page: 159

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The iconographic people, The 'Bushmen' or 'San' of the Kalahari, have been the subject of abundant social research over the years. Keyan Tomaselli and his research team from the University of KwaZulu-Natal reflect critically on the way the San have been represented. He uncompromisingly and aptly illustrates the many ethical contradictions in doing fieldwork among the San.
Categories: Social Science

Engaging China

Engaging China

ENGAGING CHINA Myth, Aspiration, and Strategy in Canadian Policy from
Trudeau to Harper “Engagement” has ... Evans's assess- ment of Canada's China
policy speaks to the idea of engagement, its intellectual history, and its
contradictions ...

Author: Paul Evans

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442666030

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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For more than four decades, engagement has been the bedrock of Canada’s policy toward China, as Ottawa has attempted to assist China’s entry into the international system and advance a commercial agenda. More than just high policy, engagement has also been a recurrent narrative that sees changing China as a moral enterprise as important as trade and diplomacy. As global China’s economic and diplomatic reach has expanded, policy makers in Ottawa have not fashioned an effective response. They are failing to produce a compelling strategy that addresses the power shift underway and growing public anxiety about China at home. Engaging China is a concise account of the evolution and state of the Canadian approach to China, its achievements, disappointments, and current dilemmas. Written by Paul Evans, professor at the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia and former head of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, the volume inaugurates the UTP Insights series – books that take on the issues crucial to understanding our world and Canada’s place within it. Evans’s assessment of the evolution of Canada’s China policy speaks to the intellectual history of the idea of “engagement,” and assesses its internal contradictions and possibilities. He provides the elements of a comprehensive and strategic approach to China’s central role in the most important power shift in the global order since World War II.
Categories: Political Science

Articulations

Articulations

( Gramsci 1971 : 405 ) It is in this sense that engaging contradictions and creating
a movement of thought and self - clarity become important , pushing ideas so that
they become a material force . Fanon ' s perspective , derived from the specific ...

Author: Amanda Alexander

Publisher: Africa Research and Publications

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132871802

Category: Black power

Page: 334

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Categories: Black power