Engaging publics: Writing as praxis

Kitchin, Rob (2014) Engaging publics: Writing as praxis. Cultural Geographies, 21 (1). pp. 153-157. ISSN 1474-4740

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Geographers have long debated for whom and for what ends academics should research and publish, how geographical knowledge is produced, and the use and value of such knowledges. This paper contributes to these debates through a discussion of an on-going project concerning the financial crisis in Ireland and its legacy of ‘ghost estates’. The analysis is framed with respect to Michael Burawoy’s taxonomy of forms of scholarly knowledge production and details the use of 10 forms of writing praxis, aimed at engaging a variety of audiences. The paper demonstrates that the classes in Burawoy's taxonomy are far from mutually exclusive, and illustrates how geographical scholarship can make an impact in a variety of registers.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: audience; critical geography; ghost estates; policy; public geography; writing;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
Item ID: 7218
Identification Number: 10.1177/1474474012462535
Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2016 15:08
Journal or Publication Title: Cultural Geographies
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Refereed: No

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