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The Scholar as Human brings together faculty from a wide range of disciplines—history; art; Africana, American, and Latinx studies; literature, law, performance and media arts, development sociology, anthropology, and Science and Technology Studies—to focus on how scholarship is informed, enlivened, deepened, and made more meaningful by each scholar's sense of identity, purpose, and place in the world. Designed to help model new paths for publicly-engaged humanities, the contributions to this groundbreaking volume are guided by one overarching question: How can scholars practice a more human scholarship?

Recognizing that colleges and universities must be more responsive to the needs of both their students and surrounding communities, the essays in The Scholar as Human carve out new space for public scholars and practitioners whose rigor and passion are equally important forces in their work. Challenging the approach to research and teaching of earlier generations that valorized disinterestedness, each contributor here demonstrates how they have energized their own scholarship and its reception among their students and in the wider world through a deeper engagement with their own life stories and humanity.

Contributors: Anna Sims Bartel, Debra A. Castillo, Ella Diaz, Carolina Osorio Gil, Christine Henseler, Caitlin Kane, Shawn McDaniel, A. T. Miller, Scott J. Peters, Bobby J. Smith II, José Ragas, Riché Richardson, Gerald Torres, Matthew Velasco, Sara Warner

Thanks to generous funding from Cornell University, the ebook editions of this book are available as Open Access volumes from Cornell Open (cornellopen.org) and other repositories.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Part I. Humanizing Scholars
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  1. 1. Humans as Scholars, Scholars as Humans
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  1. 2. To Be, or To Become? On Reading and Recognition
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  1. 3. Present: Humanity in the Humanities
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  1. Part II. Engaging Artifacts
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  1. 4. Humans Remain: Engaging Communities and Embracing Tensions in the Study of Ancient Human Skeletons
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  1. 5. Forgotten Faces, Missing Bodies: Understanding “Techno-Invisible” Populations and Political Violence in Peru
  2. pp. 93-107
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  1. 6. A Ride to New Futures with Rosa Parks: Producing Public Scholarship and Community Art
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  1. Part III. Considering Resistance
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  1. 7. Finding Humanity: Social Change on Our Own Terms
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  1. 8. Performing Democracy: Bad and Nasty Patriot Acts
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  1. 9. Making Law
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  1. 10. What’s It All Meme?
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  1. Part IV. Using Humanity/ies
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  1. 11. Performing the Past, Rehearsing the Future: Transformative Encounters with American Theater Company’s Youth Ensemble
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  1. 12. “From the Projects to the Pasture”: Navigating Food Justice, Race, and Food Localism
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  1. 13. “I Heard You Help People”: Grassroots Advocacy for Latina/os in Need
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  1. Afterword: The Prophetic Aspiration of the Scholar as Human
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  1. Copyright
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781501750625
Related ISBN
9781501750618
MARC Record
OCLC
1147960782
Launched on MUSE
2020-12-28
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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