Dr Ruth Armstrong and Dr Amy Ludlow from Cambridge University, Wednesday 23rd August 2017, The Old Hall, Girton College Cambridge, with a response from Dr Geraldine Brown, Coventry University. Abstract: Drawing on our experiences over the last four years of building learning communities of students within higher education and criminal justice organisations, this presentation will … More Ruth Armstrong and Amy Ludlow: What’s so good about participation? Discomforts, harms and potential.
Gayle: As a feminist sociologist, and a methodologist, I have long been concerned with the relationship between the process and the product of research: how what we do impacts on what we get. Thus, in addition to an acknowledgment of the significance of the personhood of the researcher I have been concerns with issues of … More Researcher and practitioner reflections…
Andy and Julie: When we were discussing a potential topic for our zine, we were both drawn to the notion of how we use ‘the self’ in both applied social work and participatory research practice. Julie recounted a story about ‘emotional labour’ (Hochschild 1979, 1983) during recent research encounters and the demands and intensity of … More Collaborative ‘zines’
Collage: “A composition of objects that do not touch – but nonetheless participate in the same intimacy” (Matisse in the Studio, Exhibition, Royal Academy 2017) Andy: It was with a certain amount of trepidation that I gazed upon the pastels, paints, wool, glitter and marker pens spread across the table as I tried to conjure up … More Collage