Posted: June 28, 2013 in Academy, Politics

This perspective that sees intellectual work as occurring primarily within academic settings, populated by pampered teachers and scholars, and political or activist work as situated in the so-called real world, filled with activists and members of the general public, severs ideas from power relations. This basic binary worldview obscures the complexities of engaging in intellectual activism in both social locations as well as the connections between them. Seeing only two choices limits our choices. Rather, because ideas and politics are everywhere, the potential for intellectual activism is also possible everywhere.

Patricia Hill Collins.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s