I will guest facilitate Zoe Pearson‘s Social Science Research Methods seminar in the Global and Area Studies (GAST) Program at University of Wyoming in the week to come. The theme will be ‘cross-cultural, participatory & activist research.’ We plan to discuss Zoe’s very stimulating selection of readings and resources (below) alongside the ‘Action-Based Research Methods‘ blog. I will link our discussion of these materials to my experiences with action-research, particularly in the context of the ‘Breaking Consent‘ project. Facilitating this seminar meeting will also allow me discuss ideas for my commentary, as a discussant, for the ‘Revolutionary Methodologies’ session at the 2017 meeting of the American Association of Geographers in Boston (more on this in a forthcoming post about the AAG meeting).
Reading for the seminar:
Howitt, R. and Stevens, S. 2010. “Chapter 3: Cross-Cultural Research: Ethics, Methods, and Relationships.” Pp. 40-68 in Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography, edited by Iain Hay. New York: Oxford University Press.
Hale, C. 2001. What is Activist Research? Social Science Research Council 2(1): 13-15.
Louis, R.P. 2007. Can you Hear Us Now? Voices from the Margin: Using Indigenous Methodologies in Geographic Research. Geographical Research 45(2): 120-139.
Routledge, P. 2013. “Activist Ethnography and Translocal Solidarity.” Pp. 250-268 in Insurgent Encounters: Transnational Activism, Ethnography, and the Political, edited by Jeffrey S. Juris and Alex Khasnabish. Durham: Duke University Press.