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dc.contributor.authorO'Flynn, Micheal
dc.contributor.authorPanayiotopoulos, Aggelos
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-15T08:31:17Z
dc.date.available2019-02-15T08:31:17Z
dc.date.issued2015-12-10
dc.identifier.citationO'Flynn, M. and Panayiotopoulos, A. (2015) 'Activism and the Academy in Ireland: A Bridge for Social Justice', Studies in Social Justice, 9(1), pp.54-69. DOI: 10.26522/ssj.v9i1.1147.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1911-4788
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/10320
dc.descriptionArticle published in Studies in Social Justice on 10 December 2015, available open access at: https://doi.org/10.26522/ssj.v9i1.1147.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis article is concerned with the working relationships between progressive academics, students, left activists, and trade unionists in Ireland, and with the apparent division between theory-led and action-led perspectives. We reflect on our efforts to draw progressive forces in Ireland together through a number of initiatives: reading groups, conferences, educational seminars, workshops, the publication of a quarterly paper, and the organization of precarious workers in higher education. We argue that although activism and academia are sometimes treated as separate spheres, there are spaces for academia in activism and for activism in academia. Finding and filling those spaces means resisting efforts to limit academia to interpreting the world, and finding ways to demonstrate the emancipatory potential of education among activists whose time is taken up with struggling against immediate structural inequalities and attempting to mobilize people into a political force. We argue that scholar-activists should play an important role helping to assemble the collective resources of the working class, as well as organising for longer-term social transformation. We call on scholar-activists to collaborate in constructing a counter-hegemonic narrative and developing a collective strategy for social justice.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStudies in Social Justice;
dc.subjectscholar-activism, emancipatory education, academia, social justiceen_US
dc.titleActivism and the Academy in Ireland: A Bridge for Social Justiceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.26522/ssj.v9i1.1147
dcterms.dateAccepted2015-12-01
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
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