Participatory Activist Research in the Globalised World

Social Change Through the Cultural Professions

  • lisahunter
  • Elke Emerald
  • Gregory Martin

Part of the Explorations of Educational Purpose book series (EXEP, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. The Bigger Picture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. lisahunter, Elke Emerald, Gregory Martin
      Pages 1-12
  3. The Bigger Picture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. lisahunter, Elke Emerald, Gregory Martin
      Pages 15-32
    3. lisahunter, Elke Emerald, Gregory Martin
      Pages 33-44
    4. lisahunter, Elke Emerald, Gregory Martin
      Pages 45-58
  4. Doing this Stuff

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. lisahunter, Elke Emerald, Gregory Martin
      Pages 61-72
    3. lisahunter, Elke Emerald, Gregory Martin
      Pages 73-103
    4. lisahunter, Elke Emerald, Gregory Martin
      Pages 105-128
  5. Going Public

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. lisahunter, Elke Emerald, Gregory Martin
      Pages 131-144
    3. lisahunter, Elke Emerald, Gregory Martin
      Pages 145-165
    4. lisahunter, Elke Emerald, Gregory Martin
      Pages 167-180
    5. lisahunter, Elke Emerald, Gregory Martin
      Pages 181-192
    6. lisahunter, Elke Emerald, Gregory Martin
      Pages 193-221
    7. lisahunter, Elke Emerald, Gregory Martin
      Pages 223-224
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 225-238

About this book

Introduction

Action research was conceived as a method of collaborative, self-reflective problem-solving in a community context. Yet many believe it has evolved too far away from its original, directly activist roots. As a direct response to calls for a rejuvenation of the social agenda of ‘action research’, this volume provides an all-inclusive road map to generating and implementing politically active grass-roots research activities. It is a priceless practical guide for the newly minted researcher wanting to make a tangible difference in their profession and in the world. Where some action research models have been criticized for losing focus on the participatory and social justice roots of this type of research, this book puts social justice activism squarely center stage, guiding the researcher through the theoretical, methodological and practical considerations and constraints of developing, implementing and sustaining research in the cultural professions.

Locating and contextualizing the history and theory of action research, critical theory and other related methodologies and concepts, this volume takes the reader on a journey that begins with the formation of a question, puzzle or research idea right through to the publication of a report on your finished project. Including discrete sections on every stage in the process, from generating a social justice activism agenda, through forming a team and empowering participants, to ensuring the implementation of your agenda and publishing and disseminating your work. Engaging their readers with a fresh acronym, PAtR—Participatory Activist Research—the authors give fresh impetus to those looking for a systematic way to understand and shape practice in their daily work, their profession and their world.

Keywords

PA+R action research activist research activist researcher critical action research cultural professional emancipatory action research participatory action research participatory activist research social change social theory

Authors and affiliations

  • lisahunter
    • 1
    • 2
  • Elke Emerald
    • 3
  • Gregory Martin
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Sport and LeisureThe University of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand
  2. 2.School of Human Movement StudiesThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia
  3. 3.School of Education and Professional StudiesGriffith UniversitySouthportAustralia
  4. 4.University of Technology SydneySydney,Australia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4426-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4425-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4426-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1875-4449
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-4457
  • About this book