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    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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    Abstract

    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: https://doi.org/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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