“It is not easy to be both an academic and an activist. The values, the audiences and the constraints are different.Sitting down to write, you can feel yourself pulled in two different ways. The result is often muddled thinking and murky prose.There is too much ranting for an academicaudience, and too much goobledgook for the activists. Inmany cases, there is no prose at all, only silence and pages crumbled in the wastebasket or erased on the screen.” (Neale, 2008 :217) Activist and Acad e mia
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