Indeed, powerful cultural forces still operate to deny us that re-visioning of the world would refuse us the use of the appellation ‘research’ for forms of inquiry that promote the disruptions required for that revisioning.
p. 73 in Jacobs (2008) The Authentic Dissertation: Alernative Ways of Knowing, Research and Representation. New York: Routledge.
The sentence above is from a book on alternative ph.d. dissertations. I’ve read it 3 times to make sure I typed it correctly. Have no idea what it means.
Note: In the introduction the author writes: “Academic habits that fragment and isolate have caused us to lose touch with what is really important (and authentic)… [we must] move away from an over-emphasis on academic writing if it tends to stifle creativity or one’s true voice.” Funny.
(I would say that we must move away from an over-emphasis on academic writing if no one can understand what we’re saying. This is why academics get called out for living in ivory towers…)