Research, Political Engagement and Dispossession

Indigenous, Peasant and Urban Poor Activisms in the Americas and Asia

Edited by Dip Kapoor and Steven Jordan

Research, Political Engagement and Dispossession

Edited by Dip Kapoor and Steven Jordan

Distributed for Zed Books

328 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781786994400 Published November 2019 For sale in North and South America only

This collection tackles the issues raised by academic engagement with political activism, with a particular focus on local activism in the Americas and Asia. As the contributors to this volume stress, politically engaged research can have a meaningful impact on social activism. But such engagement also presents a number of problems for the researcher on the ground. With case studies spanning countries from Canada and Brazil to Sri Lanka and Indonesia, as well as covering such diverse issues as migration, agribusiness, and the value of new research methods, this collection shows that research that properly engages with local activism can play a positive role in these movements and help to enhance the social and political prospects of struggling communities.

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