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Right Research: Modelling Sustainable Research Practices in the Anthropocene

Geoffrey Rockwell, Chelsea Miya and Oliver Rossier

The book is current and interdisciplinary, engaging with recent developments around this topic and including perspectives from sciences, arts, and humanities. It will be a welcome contribution to studies of the Anthropocene as well as studies of research methods and practices. 
—Sam Mickey, University of S. Francisco

Educational institutions play an instrumental role in social and political change, and are responsible for the environmental and social ethics of their institutional practices. The essays in this volume critically examine scholarly research practices in the age of the Anthropocene, and ask what accountability educators and researchers have in ‘righting’ their relationship to the environment. The volume further calls attention to the geographical, financial, legal and political barriers that might limit scholarly dialogue by excluding researchers from participating in traditional modes of scholarly conversation.

As such, Right Research is a bold invitation to the academic community to rigorous self-reflection on what their research looks like, how it is conducted, and how it might be developed so as to increase accessibility and sustainability, and decrease carbon footprint. The volume follows a three-part structure that bridges conceptual and practical concerns: the first section challenges our assumptions about how sustainability is defined, measured and practiced; the second section showcases artist-researchers whose work engages with the impact of humans on our environment; while the third section investigates how academic spaces can model eco-conscious behaviour.

This timely volume responds to an increased demand for environmentally sustainable research, and is outstanding not only in its interdisciplinarity, but its embrace of non-traditional formats, spanning academic articles, creative acts, personal reflections and dialogues. Right Research will be a valuable resource for educators and researchers interested in developing and hybridizing their scholarly communication formats in the face of the current climate crisis.

Right Research: Modelling Sustainable Research Practices in the Anthropocene
Geoffrey Rockwell, Chelsea Miya and Oliver Rossier | Forthcoming 
ISBN Paperback: 9781783749614
ISBN Hardback: 9781783749621
ISBN Digital (PDF): 9781783749638
ISBN Digital ebook (epub): 9781783749645
ISBN Digital ebook (mobi): 9781783746652
ISBN Digital (XML): 9781783749669
DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0213
Subject Codes: BIC:  GP (Research and information: general), GPS (Research methods: general), JH (Sociology and anthropology),  JHMC (Social and cultural anthropology, ethnography), ; BISAC: EDU037000 (EDUCATION / Research), SOC002000  (SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General).