Translating “Participation” from North to South: A Case Against Intellectual Imperialism in Social Science Research

@inproceedings{Chambers2009TranslatingF,
  title={Translating “Participation” from North to South: A Case Against Intellectual Imperialism in Social Science Research},
  author={Cynthia M. Chambers and Helen Balanoff},
  year={2009}
}
Participatory action research (PAR) aims for social justice in both the process and the outcome of research. To achieve this aim, PAR must contain and support the social and material conditions necessary for meaningful participation in a research project, particularly by those subordinated within asymmetrical relations of power. What makes PAR participatory, and thus socially just, is contingent on opportunities provided for those involved to exercise their capacities, to express their… CONTINUE READING