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Jay Thompson

Jay Thompson reviews 'Activist Wisdom: Practical Knowledge and Creative Tension in Social Movements' by Sarah Maddison and Sean Scalmer

December 2006–January 2007, no. 287 01 December 2006
Activist Wisdom is the latest addition to the field of studies about Australian social movements. The authors, Sarah Maddison and Sean Scalmer, are academics who aim to take ‘knowledge from the streets back into the academy’. They try to do this by considering how ‘practical knowledge’ (that is, the knowledge that activists have gained ‘from experience’) has contributed to the survival ... (read more)