In this episode, the AR Pod Team welcomes Dr. Patricia Maguire, Professor Emeritus of Education and Counselling at Western New Mexico University’s Gallup Graduate Studies Center, and author of the seminal book Doing Participatory Research: A Feminist Approach. Hear about the role and influence of feminisms on action research, and hear about Pat’s experiences engaging in feminist activism, teaching, and researching for social justice.
The conversation starts with Patricia’s intro (3:20) followed by our classic lightning round (6:30). Then, Adam and Joe get deeper into the conversation discussing tricky questions like the absence and marginalization of women and feminisms in AR and its implications for the social construction of knowledge (14:03), the role of reflexivity (16:23), the constructive critiques feminist theories offer in AR paradigms (18:48), how feminist themes can inform research for social change (30:03). Is reflexivity enough to ensure that Action Researchers are doing good work (32:11)? Find out the answers to these questions and more by tuning in!
If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Patricia Maguire’s work, her website is an excellent resource, you can find more resources at https://www.patriciamaguire.net/!
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Maguire, P. (2003). Kinsey Dialogue Series #5: Radicalizing the Everyday. 32.
Maguire, P., & Berge, B.-M. (2009). Elbows Out, Arms Linked: Claiming Spaces for Feminisms and Gender Equity in Educational Action Research. In S. Noffke & B. Somekh, The SAGE Handbook of Educational Action Research (pp. 399–408). SAGE Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4135/9780857021021.n37
Maguire, P. (1996). Proposing a more Feminist Participatory Research: Knowing and Being Embraced Openly. (p 27-39). In Korrie de Koning & M. Martin (Eds). Participatory research in health: Issues and experiences. London: Zed Books. Also published in Southern Africa by National Progressive Primary Health Care Network (NPPHCN) Johannesburg, South Africa.
Maguire, P. (2001) Uneven ground: Feminisms and action research. In P. Reason & H. Bradbury (EDs). Handbook of Action Research (p 59-69) London: Sage
Maguire, P. (1987). Doing Participatory Research: A Feminist Approach. UMass Center for Int'l Education/School of Education.
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