ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Interrogating the Academy

Renegotiating the Terms of Discourse

The challenge is to become organic intellectuals. For middle-class academics and activists, who are alienated from the grass-roots people in the field, this is a difficult and delicate task. An organic intellectual is someone who can catalyse and articulate the experience of the people, voice their knowledge, echo their wisdom, and make them present in places where they are not heard or acknowledged.

The action–research divide affects research endeavours just as much as it does activist ventures. There is a need to bridge this distance in a more integrated approach. This is an ongoing project, still evolving new orientations and perspectives. This article attempts to bring together action-involvement and research-scholarship in an integrated and creative venture.

Theory and Practice

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