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Omar Valerio-Jiménez, Santiago R. Vaquera-Vásquez, and Claire F. Fox

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780252041211

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252041211.001.0001

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El Museo del Norte

El Museo del Norte

Passionate Praxis on the Streets of Detroit

(p.197) El Museo del Norte
The Latina/o Midwest Reader

María Eugenia Cotera

University of Illinois Press

This essay offers an overview of the El Museo del Norte, a community/university partnership with the goal of establishing a “museum without walls” in Detroit, Michigan. The essay provides some background on the genesis and development of the museum project, as well as it’s scholarly, pedagogical and community goals. Beyond offering a narrative of the project, the essay also engages with some of the conceptual, methodological, and personal questions that shape such public humanities initiatives. As such, it offers a meditation on the challenges and productive tensions that arise when our scholarship and teaching engages with modes of knowledge production that exceed the boundaries of the classroom or the library.

Keywords:   Detroit, Michigan, Repatriation, Immigration/migration, praxis, Public Humanities, Community-Engaged Scholarship, Community-Engaged Pedagogy, Museum Studies

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