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Racism, Policy and Politics$
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Karim Murji

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447319573

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447319573.001.0001

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Race critical scholarship and public engagement1

Race critical scholarship and public engagement1

(p.57) Three Race critical scholarship and public engagement1
Racism, Policy and Politics

Karim Murji

Policy Press

This chapter assesses a range of orientations to public engagement and critical race scholarship. There is no one correct way to be an engaged scholar, and each form contains some merit as well as various problems. The purpose of the discussion is not to build models or frameworks; rather, it aims to do several other things: first, to make the case for critical and engaged scholarship on race that is sensitive to the times and places it occurs in, as well as being aware of recurring debates about the relation of the academy to publics. Second, the chapter argues that the academy itself needs to be situated; it cannot be treated as just a neutral or even a liberal place from which the practice of radical or critical scholarship occurs. Finally, it introduces the topic of public sociology.

Keywords:   public engagement, critical race scholarship, race, academy, public sociology

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