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Being a Scholar in the Digital EraTransforming Scholarly Practice for the Public Good$
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Jessie Daniels and Polly Thistlethwaite

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447329251

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447329251.001.0001

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Being a scholar-activist then and now

Being a scholar-activist then and now

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Being a Scholar in the Digital Era
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Jessie Daniels

Polly Thistlethwaite

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447329251.003.0002

Collaboration and sharing information are key components of the digital era. While there is a long tradition of academic and activist partnerships, journalists and documentary filmmakers are often in the mix now. In this chapter, we discuss a few recent cases of academic-activist-journalist partnerships and sketch possibilities for social change and knowledge production when people from the media, the academy, and activist communities to come together to share knowledge, experience, common perspectives, and skills.

Keywords:   the digital era, sharing information, activist communities, activist partnerships, knowledge production

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