Comparative and International Education: A Diversity of Voices

Engaged Scholarship

The Politics of Engagement and Disengagement

Editors: Shultz, Lynette, Kajner, Tania (Eds.)

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  • Tania Kajner and Lynette Shultz offer us a terrific new bouquet of challenges, critiques, theories and practices. This new book is wonderfully timely and fascinating reading for the growing number of scholar-activists, community researchers, administrators of engagements strategies, social movement members and others who are increasingly clustering around the light that we call engaged scholarship.
  • The arrival of this book is an indication that we are moving into a new historical stage in the dance between higher education and community-based research.
  • Shultz, Kajner and their colleagues have seen the opening of the doors of the new era of engaged scholarship, an era demanding deeper theory and more critical practices, and they invite us to join with them in this new and promising discussion.
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This volume brings together diverse theoretical reflections and practices of community engaged scholarship in order to stimulate critical discussion, deepen theory, and invite critical practice. It is an international trend that higher education institutions and agencies are encouraging and promoting community engagement. At the same time, there is recognition of a lack of consistent definitions and understandings of what it is they are promoting. As a counterweight to the dominance of pragmatic and technical discussions in the literature on engaged scholarship, the chapters in this book shift the discourse to ask foundational questions that emphasize the political nature of engagement. Recognizing that acts of engagement are never neutral, the authors in this book explore how engaged scholarship requires decision-making that is inherently grounded in values, beliefs, and interpretations of what is and what ought to be. Alongside complex global and local social movements rising to address issues, for example climate change or the global financial collapse and the uneven consequences of these globalized problems, we see corresponding concerns expressed about the limited participation by excluded, silenced, and invisibilized people throughout the world. How can engaged scholarship be mobilized and who will it serve within such contexts? With contributions covering such diverse topics as a non-binary approach to engagement; citizenship of knowledge; university contexts and corporatization; stranger pedagogies and anti-foundational approaches to service learning; contemporary revolutionary movements in the Arab world; and transforming higher education through Africanist onto-epistemologies, this volume is poised to open the door to a deeper understanding of engaged scholarship.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Engaged Scholarship
Book Subtitle
The Politics of Engagement and Disengagement
Editors
  • Lynette Shultz
  • Tania Kajner
Series Title
Comparative and International Education: A Diversity of Voices
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6209-290-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6209-290-7
Series ISSN
2214-9880
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 190
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