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By Orlando Fals-Borda, Mohammad Anisur Rahman

ISBN-10: 0945257317

ISBN-13: 9780945257318

Motion and information attracts on two decades of expertise with the ideas and philosophy of Participatory Action-Research (PAR). PAR is an leading edge method of monetary and social swap, which fits past ordinary institutional obstacles in improvement by means of actively related to the folks in producing wisdom approximately their very own and the way it may be replaced. PAR calls for a powerful dedication by way of engaging social scientists to deprofessionalize their services and percentage it with the folk, whereas spotting that the groups at once concerned have the severe voice in selecting the course and pursuits of switch as matters instead of items. PAR has its origins within the paintings of 3rd international social scientists greater than 3 a long time in the past as they introduced new how one can empower the oppressed via supporting them to obtain trustworthy wisdom on which to build countervailing strength. It has considering unfold in the course of the international, as mirrored during this ebook with contributions from Asia, Africa Latin the US and North the United States within the type of case reviews of exact adventure with the PAR method. PAR isn't static and glued yet dynamic and enduring, because the case stories and the theoretical chapters that precede and persist with the case reports amply demonstrate.

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Finally, in some communities people noted that the bills were higher in June and December when the company had to pay employee benefits. Individual complaints began to proliferate. They were communicated to a company official based in the area, who took charge of passing them on to the main office in the departmental capital, Popayan. In some isolated cases the claims were accepted, but in most cases the company simply accumulated the debt when it was not paid, threatened to cut off service and charged interest on the amount each user accumulated.

Our personal moods and loyalties strongly rejected such established institutions as governments, traditional political parties, churches and academia in such a way that those years can be seen mostly as an iconoclastic period. Yet certain constants began to appear that would accompany us throughout subsequent periods up to today, such as the emphasis on holistic viewpoints and qualitative methods of analysis. Early activism and radicalism gave way to reflection without losing our impulse in the field.

The editors of the present book note Whyte's contribution to our field, especially his analysis of the Mondrag6n cooperative experience in Spain (1988), which he now classifies as PAR. Part II VIVENCIAS Chapter4 TOGETHER AGAINST THE COMPUTER: PARAND THE STRUGGLE OF AFRO-COLOMBIANS FOR PUBLIC SERVICES Gustavo I. de Roux The following account describes an experience in participatory action-research that was undertaken by Afro-Colombian communities at the southern end of the Cauca river valley in Colombia, with the cooperation of outside agents from two "self-reliance promoting organizations"-Empresa de Cooperaci6n al Desarrollo (EMCODES) and Fundaci6n El Palenqu~interested in promoting popular education and strengthening grassroots organizations.

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