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Chapter 18: Poverty, Empowerment and Grass-Roots Democracy: Defining Participatory Approaches
‘Words do not signify things but intimate relations.’
‘I wanted to develop a style of writing which would be consonant with lived experience, in all its variety and ambiguity.’
And thus begins this paper, which is not really a paper as much as an experiment in form. Through this writing, I seek a mode of expression that is appropriate to the relationships that we are attempting to forge while delineating the process of engaging in this research and writing about it. The inspiration for this endeavour comes from Bochner and Ellis (2002) innovative text, which instructs and illustrates these entwined processes. While ...