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Critical Dialogues

Thinking Together in Turbulent Times

Published

3 Jul 2019

Page count

252 pages

ISBN

978-1447350989

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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Policy Press
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Published

3 Jul 2019

Page count

252 pages

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234 x 156 mm

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Published

3 Jul 2019

Page count

252 pages

ISBN

978-1447351009

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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Published

3 Jul 2019

Page count

252 pages

ISBN

978-1447351016

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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Policy Press
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In this engaging and original book, John Clarke is in conversation with 12 leading scholars about the dynamics of thinking critically in the social sciences. The conversations range across many fields and explore the problems and possibilities of doing critical intellectual work in ways that are responsive to changing conditions.

By emphasising the many voices in play, in conversation with as well as against others, Clarke challenges the individualising myth of the heroic intellectual. He underlines the value of thinking critically, collaboratively and dialogically.

The book also provides access to a sound archive of the original conversations.

"John Clarke’s career-long talent for enabling reflective critical debate is fully exemplified in these convivial exchanges with accomplished peers. Across the conversations, the complex politics of radicalism, ambivalence and ‘heteroglossia’ is collectively illuminated and advanced." Gregor McLennan, University of Bristol

"Ideas come iteratively: our ways of thinking are formed and developed in conversation with each other. This book shows how that process works, and why it works so well in talking to John Clarke." Richard Freeman, University of Edinburgh

Introduction: 'Voices in my head': thinking critically as dialogic practice

Tania Murray Li

Larry Grossberg

Wendy Brown

Anu (Aradhana) Sharma

Jeff Maskovsky

Paul Stubbs

Allan Cochrane

Fiona Williams

Davina Cooper

Gail Lewis

Wendy Larner

Janet Newman

Afterword