The third edition of the SAGE Handbook of Action Research presents a fully updated version of the bestselling text, including new chapters written by key figures in the field covering emerging areas in healthcare, social work, education and international development, as well as an expanded ‘skills’ section which includes new consultant-relevant materials. Building on the strength of the previous editions, editor Hilary Bradbury has carefully developed the third edition to take a strong international approach to the topic of action research and thus expanding the already-impressive scale and scope of the work. In essence, the third edition follows in the footsteps of the landmark previous editions by mapping the current state of the discipline, as well as looking to the future of the field and exploring the issues at the cutting edge of the action research paradigm today. This volume is an essential resource for scholars and professionals engaged in social and political inquiry, organizational research and education.

Chapter 30: Action Research with Marginalized Immigrants’ Coming to Voice: Twenty Years of Social Movement Support in Taiwan and Still Going

Action Research with Marginalized Immigrants’ Coming to Voice: Twenty Years of Social Movement Support in Taiwan and Still Going
Action research with marginalized immigrants’ coming to voice: Twenty years of social movement support in Taiwan and still going
Hsiao-Chuan Hsia

This chapter illustrates a twenty-year-long action research, which aims to empower so-called ‘foreign brides’ who find themselves stigmatized in Taiwan. Our aim was to support these women in speaking for themselves and transforming their conditions. In the following, I will describe how this long-term action research has been carried out along with its major results. The process of what I have come to call subjectivation is not linear and smooth. When encountering obstacles, methods to facilitate ‘breakthrough’ and leap to a higher level of understanding and ...

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