For the engaged scholar to talk about engaged scholarship is something of a contradiction in terms. A scholarship that is engaged is a scholarship of doing it, rather than talking about doing it: scholarship as action. The difference between doing it and talking about doing it is the difference between scholarship that enjoins us, say, to attend to race in feminist scholarship which it may be an action to say once-and addressing issues and solving problems from a Black feminist perspective, which can be done for at least as many lifetimes as it has been ignored. This difference is not one of voice or subject or politics, ultimately, although all can be involved, but one of stance in relation to substance, and ultimately one of substance itself.
Catharine A. MacKinnon,
Engaged Scholarship as Method and Vocation,
Yale J.L. & Feminism
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