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Reimagining Academic Activism

Learning from Feminist Anti-Violence Activists

By Ruth Weatherall

Published

Nov 2, 2021

Page count

202 pages

Series

Organizations and Activism

ISBN

978-1529210194

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Nov 2, 2021

Page count

202 pages

Series

Organizations and Activism

ISBN

978-1529210224

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Nov 2, 2021

Page count

202 pages

Series

Organizations and Activism

ISBN

978-1529210224

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Reimagining Academic Activism

How can we reimagine the relationship between academia and activism to provide new opportunities for social change?

Based on an ethnography with an anti-violence feminist collective, this vibrant and vital book develops an interdisciplinary approach to activism and activist research, helping us reimagine the role of scholarship in the fight against social inequality.

With its reflections on novel tools that can be utilized in the fight for social justice, this book will be a valuable resource for academics in critical management studies, sociology, gender studies, and social work as well as practitioners and policymakers across the social services sector.

"Weatherall’s interrogation of the complex meanings and contemporary manifestations of social activism is both theoretically sophisticated and conceptually rich - and brimming with a fire-in-the-belly passion for justice." Kate Seymour, Flinders University

Ruth Weatherall is Lecturer in Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise Management at the University of Technology Sydney. Her research uses feminist and queer perspectives and it is concerned with how social justice, particularly related to gender inequality, is achieved in and through not-for-profit organizations.

Part 1: The Academic/Activist

1. Setting Out

2. Unsettling the In/Out

Part 2: Ties That Bind; Ties That Break

3. Outside of Ourselves

4. Passionate, Sad, Angry People

Part 3: Vulnerable Bodies

5. Gendered Bodies

6. LGBT+ Bodies

7. Radically Unsettled Bodies

Part 4: A Story Like Mine

8. An Account of Ourselves

9. Through Diff erence

Conclusion: Our Words Must Spill