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Challenging Hegemonies: Advancing Collaboration in Community-Based Participatory Action Research

Challenging Hegemonies: Advancing Collaboration in Community-Based Participatory Action Research challenging hegemonies Advancing Collaboration in Community-Based Participatory Action Research jean j. schensul, Institute for Community Research marlene j. berg, Institute for Community Research ken m. williamson,University of South Florida Cultivated on the spikes of social injustice, participatory action research projects are designed to amplify demands and critique from the "margins" and the "bottom." . . . Legitimating democratic inquiry, PAR signifies a fundamental right to ask, investigate, dissent and demand what could be. --Michelle Fine and Maria torre, "intimate Details: participatory action research in prison" The "classroom" with all its limitations remains a location of possibility. In that field of possibility we have the opportunity to labor for freedom, to demand of ourselves and our comrades, an openness of mind and heart that allows us to face reality even as we collectively imagine ways to move beyond boundaries, to transgress. --bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom introduction and Definitions In participatory action research (PAR), community residents (community action researchers) and university-trained researchers (facilitators) collaborate in research that supports personal growth, group solidarity, and social action. The approach marries group-implemented social science research methods and resident-generated local knowledge and social and cultural capital. Critical http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Collaborative Anthropologies University of Nebraska Press

Challenging Hegemonies: Advancing Collaboration in Community-Based Participatory Action Research

Collaborative Anthropologies , Volume 1 (1) – Jan 26, 2008

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challenging hegemonies Advancing Collaboration in Community-Based Participatory Action Research jean j. schensul, Institute for Community Research marlene j. berg, Institute for Community Research ken m. williamson,University of South Florida Cultivated on the spikes of social injustice, participatory action research projects are designed to amplify demands and critique from the "margins" and the "bottom." . . . Legitimating democratic inquiry, PAR signifies a fundamental right to ask, investigate, dissent and demand what could be. --Michelle Fine and Maria torre, "intimate Details: participatory action research in prison" The "classroom" with all its limitations remains a location of possibility. In that field of possibility we have the opportunity to labor for freedom, to demand of ourselves and our comrades, an openness of mind and heart that allows us to face reality even as we collectively imagine ways to move beyond boundaries, to transgress. --bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom introduction and Definitions In participatory action research (PAR), community residents (community action researchers) and university-trained researchers (facilitators) collaborate in research that supports personal growth, group solidarity, and social action. The approach marries group-implemented social science research methods and resident-generated local knowledge and social and cultural capital. Critical

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Collaborative AnthropologiesUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Jan 26, 2008

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