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Title: Evaluating an empowering research strategy: Reflections on action-research with south Asian women
Authors: Bowes, Alison
Contact Email: a.m.bowes@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Action-Research
Anti-Racism
Asian Women's Action Group (AWAG)
Community Work
'Crossroads' Project
Empowerment
Feminist Research
Glasgow
Issue Date: Mar-1996
Publisher: Sociological Research Online/ SAGE
Citation: Bowes A (1996) Evaluating an empowering research strategy: Reflections on action-research with south Asian women, Sociological Research Online, 1 (1).
Abstract: Anti-racist sociology, feminist sociology and action-research share a concern with empowerment of 'the researched'. A review and critique of the concept of empowerment in anti racist, feminist and action research is used to argue for the use of Strauss's 'paradigm' for study of the negotiation of power in the research process. Power negotiations are discussed in relation to a reflexive case study of an action- research project which worked alongside South Asian women in Glasgow. The case focuses on the project set up, which was aimed at intrinsic empowerment, then on the community action which tried to respond to local concerns, and finally on the experiences of two researchers in the project. In conclusion, it is argued that empowerment, rather than an unquestioned, universally desirable goal, remains an issue for continuing debate.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/10596
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.5153/sro.1310
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