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Power, Process and Participation

Edited By Rachel Slocum,Lori Wichhart,Diana Rocheleau,Barbara Thomas-Slayter
ISBN: 9781853393037
This book focuses on participatory capacity-building in ways that address the practical needs and strategic interests of the disadvantaged and disempowered - it examines how differences in class, ethnicity, race, caste, religion, age and gender lead to the 'politics of exclusion'.
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  • Synopsis
    This book focuses on participatory capacity-building in ways that address the practical needs and strategic interests of the disadvantaged and disempowered - it examines how differences in class, ethnicity, race, caste, religion, age and gender lead to the 'politics of exclusion'. It offers innovative, accessible tools to enable facilitators from both inside and outside communities to empower those who are frequently omitted from decision-making processes. The style and approach are interactive, stimulating reflection and involvement by all parties. Power, Process and Participation aims to enable facilitators from inside and outside communities to involve and empower those commonly excluded in decision making processes. It provides a balanced overview of how 'participation' has been used in this context and raises the questions that all those involved in this type of activity should ask themselves. There are three distinct sections: Part 1: Definitions, history and issues - which provides an overview of some of the broad issues underlying the themes addressed in this book. A useful brief history is given of well known participatory methodologies and key questions are asked on the use and misuse of 'participation': whose ends does it serve, who is involved and what are the power relations, appropriate time frames and scale and how should it proceed in order to best serve the interests of the people involved? Part 2: Methods and ethics in our research and our use of the mediaN251pp - Whose expertise counts? How is it acknowledged? These are explored in the context of contributors' experience of undertaking research with women in Zimbabwe. Questions of ownership and consent as well as other issues are discussed further in the context of the use of video in participatory communication. Part 3: Tools for environmental and social change - The longest section in the book gives 35 tools and how to use them in facilitating participation. An introductory session explains how to use the section. Tools are cross referenced and for each the purpose, materials, process and estimated time is provided. For a number of the tools, examples of how they have been used in practice are included. Power, Process and Participation describes itself as a manual and although it does not immediately look like one, it is readable, logically arranged and combines instructions on how tools can be used with examples of how they have been used in practice. There are notes on how to use the book and how to choose from the tools offered. This book would be useful to anyone looking for both an overview of participation and how it can be used and misused; and guidance on facilitating the process.
  • Table of Contents
    About the editors and contributors
    Acknowledgements
    Preface
    PART I Definitions, History and Issues 1
    1. Participation, empowerment and sustainable development 3
    RACHEL SLOCUM AND BARBARA THOMAS-SLAYTER
    2. A brief history of participatory methodologies 9
    BARBARA THOMAS-SLAYTER
    3. Participation in context: key questions 17
    DIANNE ROCHELEAU AND RACHEL SLOCUM
    PART II Methods and Ethics in Our Research and in Our Use of Media 31
    4. Women's rendering of rights and space: reflections on feminist 33
    research methods
    LOUISE FORTMANN
    5. Media ethics: no magic solutions 41
    RENUKA BERY
    PART III Tools for Environmental and Social Change 51
    6. How to use the tools and how to facilitate 53
    Activities, Resources and Benefits Analysis 59
    Advocacy Planning 64
    Communicating with Officials and Outsiders 68
    Community Drama 72
    Conflict Resolution I: Definition 75
    Conflict Resolution II: Walking in Others' Shoes 78
    Conflict Resolution III: Negotiation 82
    Division of Labour
    Focus Groups
    Gender Analysis Activity Profile
    Gender Myths
    Gendered Resource Mapping
    Group Definition
    Household Interviews
    Institutional Diagramming and Analysis
    Land Use Feltboard
    Landscape/Lifescape Mapping
    Legal Rights I: Education
    Legal Rights II: The Woman's Walk
    Mapping the Body
    Network Formation
    Oral Life Histories
    Personal and Household Resources
    Photography
    Problem Solving: Trees, Ranking, Assessment
    Seasonal Activities Calendar
    Social Network Mapping
    Study Trips
    Time Line Variations
    Transects
    Video I: Developing a Community Project
    Video II: Demystifying the Technology
    Wealth Ranking
    Who Am I?
    Who Decides?
    Endnotes
    Bibliography
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    Editor Rachel Slocum,Lori Wichhart,Diana Rocheleau,Barbara Thomas-Slayter
    Number of Pages 272
    Format Paperback / softback
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