[URBANTH-L]NEW BOOK: Engaging Contradictions

Lindsay Wong lindsay.w at ucpress.edu
Wed Apr 23 16:08:00 EDT 2008

Dear Urbanth-L:

The University of California Press  is pleased to announce the publication of:

Engaging Contradictions: Theory, Politics, and Methods of Activist Scholarship

Charles R. Hale is Professor of Anthropology at 
the University of Texas at Austin. For 2006-7, he 
is President of the Latin American Studies 


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 
_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

Full information about the bookis available online: http://go.ucpress.edu/Hale

Lindsay Wong

Electronic Marketing Coordinator
University of California Press
Phone: 510-643-4738
Email: lindsay.wong at ucpress.edu
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