Activist turns: The (in)compatibility of scholarship and transformative activism

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Abstract

Is memory studies experiencing an activist turn? What discourses and practices surround such a pronouncement, and what forms of forgetting might such an assertion usher in? This commentary explores recent claim-making around memory studies’ activist turn and seeks to understand its provocations and critiques. It anchors these discourses within a wider constellation of scholar-activism, paying particular attention to citational politics and memory, activist forms of knowledge making, resource distribution, and the politics and precarities of the contemporary university system.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMemory Studies
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jun 2024

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