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Taking action on land

If there’s one thing we are both passionate about, it’s land. Not that we want it ourselves. Rather, as scholar-activists, we’re both convinced that in South Africa, given our history, land reform is essential and must succeed in redistributing land from white to black farmers, families and communities. Like other action researchers, for us it […]

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Up-scaling action research and implications for community organizing practice

Post Academic researchers often fail to fully comprehend the scope of and causes behind challenges experienced in low-income neighborhoods unless they engage in action research (AR), where relationships built over time allows for research questions to emerge that combines local-knowledge with academics’ knowledge. Through an AR partnership in a Charlotte, North Carolina neighborhood, we had the […]

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Around the table with policymakers: Giving voice to children in contexts of poverty and deprivation

Increasingly, children are seen as social actors who are knowledgeable about issues that concern their lives, both in research and policymaking. However, this approach is not without challenges, particularly in relation to sensitive topics like poverty. One key challenge relates to how to involve children effectively so that their stories are actually listened to and […]

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