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.

Ecofeminism and Systems Thinking: Shared Ethics of Care for Action Research

Ecofeminism and Systems Thinking: Shared Ethics of Care for Action Research

Ecofeminism and systems thinking: Shared ethics of care for action research
Anne Stephens

Getting action research right requires more than a moral undertaking to do justice to the research recipient. It entails more than finding a set of willing participants, working with them, evaluating one's activities and noting change within the research setting/participants or even within oneself. Action research needs also to entail a level of intellectual honesty that seizes opportunities to make visible the most marginalised. Silent hegemonies can express themselves in attitudes, ideologies, idiosyncrasies, customs and cultural practices, maintaining oppression at unconscious and subjective levels and awareness of their impact can remain hidden from view.

In this chapter, I present a set of principles, ...

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