Monday, February 6, 2012

Knowledge Production and Agency

What are the roles of research (or knowledge production more generally) in understanding and acting upon poverty? How do these roles change across the different theories of poverty and development? In what ways does our own research reflect or constitute these roles?

How can the conception of agency outlined in the culture-centered approach help us in understanding how marginalized individuals and communities act in ways that uphold (or at least appear to uphold) the structures of their oppression?

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