• lisahunter
  • Elke Emerald
  • Gregory Martin
Part of the Explorations of Educational Purpose book series (EXEP, volume 26)


This book is an introduction to the issues, debates and practices relating to Participatory Activist Research (PAtR). PAtR belongs to the research family of action research (AR). The emphasis of this book is on helping new and practicing cultural professionals to understand the complex and diverse nature of the broader action research tradition and to develop systematic ways of engaging in it. It is intended to help readers step beyond a ‘how-to’ text to also tackle the questions of why, who for and when? It is intended for the activist cultural professional who has an interest in understanding and facilitating social change through research. PAtR is one of many activist tools that the cultural professional might call on, including direct action, campaigning, group work, education, liaison and networking, planning and participation, case work and client organising, skilling, and leadership development.


Social Justice Professional Identity Participatory Action Research Critical Pedagogy Cultural Professional 
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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

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