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ERIC Number: EJ818084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
Imagining Research as Solidarity and Grassroots Globalisation: A Response to Appadurai (2001)
Novelli, Mario
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v4 n2 p275-286 Jul 2006
In response to Appadurai's "Grassroots globalization and the research imagination", this paper explores some of the theoretical, ethical, methodological and practical issues of developing a "strong internationalisation" of research with and amongst grassroots globalisation movements. Drawing on five years of solidarity and research experience between Colombia and the UK working with grassroots social movements I explore issues relating to knowledge production, the dialogical process of working with social movements and the potential for reclaiming the western academy as a site of social criticism and resistance. While sympathetic to the content and objectives of Appadurai's position the paper argues for a more holistic integration of research into broader processes of popular resistance to neo-liberal globalisation. It also promotes a greater recognition for the role, value and development of the intellectual "outside" of the academy and "inside" grassroots globalisation movements.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colombia; United Kingdom