Readings and Resources

Critical Participatory Action Research Readings and ResourcesTheorizing Power & Participation: Critical Race, Feminist, Indigenous & Borderland Theory• Anzaldúa, G. (1999). Borderlands/La Frontera. San Francisco, CA: Aunt Lute Publishers.
• Bhavnani, K.K. (1994). Tracing the contours: Feminist research and objectivity. In H. Afshar & M. Maynard (Eds.), The dynamics of “race” and gender: Some feminist interventions. London, England: Taylor & Francis.
• Alcoff, L.M. (1995). The problem of speaking for others. In J. Roof & R. Wiegman (Eds.), Who can speak?: Authority and critical identity (pp. 97-119). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.
• Crenshaw, K. (1995). Mapping the margins: Intersectionality, identity politics, and violence against women of colour. In K. Crenshaw, N. Gotanda, G. Peller, & K. Thomas (Eds.), Critical race theory: The key writings that formed the movement (pp. 357-383). New York, NY: New Press.
• Fanon, F. (1967). Black skin, white masks. New York, NY: Grove Press.
• Fraser, N. (1990). Rethinking the public sphere: A contribution to the critique of actually existing democracy. Social Text 25(26), 56-80.
• Freire, P. (2000). Pedagogy of the Oppressed (M. B. Ramos, Trans.) (30th Anniversary Ed.) (Chapter 2, pp. 71-86). New York, NY: Continuum (Original work published 1968).
• Greene, M. (1995). Releasing the imagination: Essays on education, the arts, and social change. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
• Habermas, J. (1971). Knowledge and human interests. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.
• Harding, S. & Hintikka, M.B. (Eds.). (2003). Discovering reality: Feminist perspectives on epistemology, metaphysics, methodology, and philosophy of science (2nd ed.). Dordrecht, Holland: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
• Hooks, B. (1984). Feminist theory from margin to center. Boston, MA: South End Press.
• Kelley, R. (1999, September/October). People in Me. ColorLines.
• Ladson-Billings, G. (2000). Racialized discourses and ethnic epistemologies:. In N.K. Denzin & Y.S. Lincoln (Eds.), Handbook of qualitative research (2nd ed.) (pp. 257-277). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
• Lorde, A. (1984). Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches. (pp. 114-123). The Crossing Press.
• Matsuda, M. (1995). Looking to the bottom: Critical legal studies and reparations. In K. Crenshaw, N. Gotanda, G. Peller, & K. Thomas (Eds.), Critical race theory: The key writings that formed the movement (pp. 63-79). New York, NY: New Press.
• Smith, L.T. (1999). Decolonizing methodologies: research and Indigenous peoples. London, England: Zed Books.

PAR Literature

• Adelman, C. (1997). Action research and the problem of participation. In R. McTaggart (Ed.), Participatory action research: International contexts and consequences (pp. 79-106). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
• Bell, E.E. (2006). Infusing Race into the U.S. Discourse on Action Research. In P. Reason and H. Bradbury (Eds.), Handbook of action research: participative inquiry and practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.
• Brydon-Miller, M. (2001). Participatory action research: Psychology and social change. In D.L. Tolman & M. Brydon-Miller (Eds.), From subjects to subjectivities: A handbook of interpretive and participatory methods. New York, NY: NYU Press.
• Cahill, C. (2007). Repositioning ethical commitments: Participatory Action Research as a relational praxis of social change. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, 6, 360-373.
• Cahill, C. & Torre, M.E. (2007). Beyond the journal article: Representations, audience, and the presentation of participatory research. In S. Kindon, R. Pain and M. Kesby (Eds.), Participatory Action Research approaches and methods: Connecting people, participation and place. Abingdon, England: Routledge.
• Cahill, C., Bradley, M., Castañeda, D., Esquivel, L., Mohamed, N., Organista, J., Sandberg, J., Valerio, M., & Winston, K. (2008). “Represent”: Reframing risk through participatory video research. In M. Downing & L. Tenney (Eds.), Video Vision: Changing the Culture of Social Science Research (pp.207-228). Newcastle Upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
• Cahill, C., Farhana, S. and Pain, R. (Eds.) (2007). Participatory Ethics [Special Thematic Issue]. Acme: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, 6(3), 304-421.
• Chataway, C.J. (1997). An examination of the constraints on mutual inquiry in a participatory action research project. Journal of Social Issues, 53(4), 747-765.
• Chataway, C.J. (2001). Negotiating the observer-observed relationship: Participatory action research. In D.L. Tolman & M. Brydon-Miller (Eds.), From subjects to subjectivities: A handbook of interpretive and participatory methods (pp. 239-255). New York, NY: NYU Press.
• Cooke, B. and Kothari U. (2001). Participation: The New Tyranny? London, England: Zed Books.
• Fals-Borda, O. (1979). Investigating the reality in order to transform it: The Colombian experience. Dialectical Anthropology, 4(1), 33-55.
• Fals-Borda, O. & Rahman, M. A. (1991). Introduction. In Action and knowledge: Breaking the monopoly with Participatory Action-Research (pp. 3-34). New York, NY: The Apex Press.
• Fine, M., Bloom, J., Burns, A., Chajet, L., Guishard, M., Payne, Y.A., Perkins-Munn, T. & Torre, M.E. (2005). Dear Zora: A letter to Zora Neale Hurston fifty years after Brown. Teachers College Record, 107(3), 496-529.
• Fine, M., Burns, A., Torre, M.E. & Payne, Y. (2008). How class matters: The geography of educational desire and despair in schools and courts. In L. Weis (Ed.). The way class works: Readings on school, family and the economy. New York, NY: Routledge.
• Fine, M., Roberts, R.A. & Torre, M.E. with Bloom, J., Burns, A., Chajet, L., Guishard, M., Payne, Y. & Perkins-Munn T. (2004). Echoes of Brown: Youth documenting and performing the legacy of Brown v. The Board of Education. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
• Fine, M., Roberts, R.A., Torre, M.E., & Upegui, D. (2001). Participatory action research behind bars. International Journal of Critical Psychology, 2, 145-157.
• Fine, M. & Torre, M.E. (2007). Theorizing audience, products and provocation. In P. Reason & H. Bradbury (Eds.). Handbook of Action Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
• Fine, M. & Torre, M.E. (2004). Re-membering exclusions: Participatory action research in public institutions. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 1(1), 15-37.
• Fine, M., Torre, M.E., Boudin, K., Bowen, I., Clark, J., Hylton, D., Martinez, M., “Missy,” Rivera, M., Roberts, R.A., Smart, P. & Upegui, D. (2001). Changing minds: The impact of college in a maximum security prison. New York, NY: The Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York. http://web.gc.cuny.edu/che/changingminds.html
• Freire, P. (1982). Creating alternative research methods: Learning to do it by doing it. In B. Hall, A. Gillette, and R. Tandon, (Eds.), Creating knowledge: A monopoly (pp. 29-37). New Delhi, India: Society for Participatory Research in Asia.
• Galletta, A. & jones, v. (2010). “Why are you doing this?” Questions on purpose, structure, and outcomes in participatory action research engaging youth and teacher candidates. Educational Studies, 46, 337-357.
• Gaventa, J. (1993). The powerful, the powerless, and the experts: Knowledge struggles in an information age. In P. Park, M. Brydon-Miller, B. Hall & T. Jackson (Eds.), Voices of change: Participatory research in the US and Canada (pp. 21-40). Westport, CT: Bergin and Garvey.
• Gaventa, J. & Cornwall, A. (2008). Power and knowledge. In P. Reason and H. Bradbury (Eds.), Handbook of action research: Participative inquiry and practice, (pp. 71-82). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.
• Goodnough, K. (2008). Dealing with messiness and uncertainty in practitioner research: The nature of participatory action research. Canadian Journal of Education, 31(2), 431-458.
• Hall, B. (1993). Introduction. In P. Park, M. Brydon-Miller, B. Hall, & T. Jackson (Eds.), Voices of change: Participatory action research in the United States and Canada (pp. xiii-xxii). Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey.
• Kemmis, S. and McTaggart, R. (2000). Participatory action research. In N.K. Denzin & Y.S. Lincoln (Eds.), Handbook of qualitative research (2nd ed.) (pp. 567-605). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
• Lewin, K. (1951). Field theory in social science: Selected theoretical papers. New York: Harper.
• Lykes, M.B. (2001). Activist participatory research and the arts with rural Maya women: Interculturality and situated meaning making. In D.L. Tolman & M. Brydon-Miller (Eds.), From subjects to subjectivities: A handbook of interpretive and participatory methods (pp.183-199). New York: NYU Press.
• Lykes, M.B. and Mallona, A. (2008) Towards transformational liberation: Participatory and action research and praxis. In P. Reason & H. Bradbury (Eds.), Handbook of action research: Participative inquiry and practice (pp. 106 – 120) London, England: Sage Publications, Inc.
• Maguire, P. (1987). Doing participatory research: A feminist approach. Amherst, MA: The Center for International Education, University of Massachusetts.
• McIntyre, A., Chatzopoulos, N., Politi, A. & Roz, J. (2007). Participatory Action Research: Collective Reflections on Gender, Culture, and Language. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 23(5), 748-756.
• Olesen, V.L. (2000). Feminisms and qualitative research at and into the millennium. In N.K. Denzin & Y.S. Lincoln (Eds.), Handbook of qualitative research, 2nd ed., (pp. 215-255). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
• Park, P., Brydon-Miller, M., Hall, B., & Jackson, T. (1993). Voices of change: Participatory research in the United States and Canada. Westport, CT: Bergin and Garvey.
• Torre, M., Fine, M., Stoudt, B. & Fox, M. (2010). Critical participatory action research as public science. In (Camic, P. & Cooper, H. Eds.) Handbook of research methods in psychology. American Psychology Association.
• Torre, M. E. & Fine, M. (2010). A wrinkle in time: Tracing a legacy of public science through community self-surveys and participatory action research. Journal of Social Issues, 67 (1), 106-121.
• Torre, M. (2009). Participatory Action Research and Critical Race Theory: Fueling spaces for nos-otras to research. The Urban Review, 41(1), 106-120.
• Tuck, E. (2009). Theorizing back: An approach to participatory policy analysis. In J. Anyon (Ed.), Theory and educational research: Toward critical social explanation (pp.111-134). New York, NY: Routledge.

PAR with Youth

• Ayala, J. (2009). Split scenes, converging visions: The ethical terrains where PAR and borderlands scholarship meet. Urban Review, 41(1), 66-84.
• Cammarota, J. & Fine, M. (2008). Revolutionizing education: Youth Participatory Action Research in motion. New York, NY: Routledge.
• Cahill, C. (2006). “At risk”? The fed up honeys re-present the gentrification of the Lower East Side. Women’s Studies Quarterly, 34(1/2), 334-363. Retrieved from Research Library.
• Cahill, C. (2007). Doing research with young people: Participatory research and the rituals of collective work. Children’s Geographies, 5(3), 297-312.
• Cahill, C. & Hart, R. (Eds.). (2007). Rethinking the Boundaries of Civic Participation by Children & Youth in North America. Children, Youth and Environments, 17(2).
• Cahill, C., Rios-Moore, I., & Threats, T. (2008). Different Eyes/Open Eyes: Community-Based Participatory Action Research. In J. Cammarota and M. Fine (Eds.), Revolutionizing Education (pp. 89-124). New York, NY: Routledge.
• Fine, M. (2009). Postcards from Metro America: Reflections on Youth Participatory Action Research for urban justice. The Urban Review, 41(1), 1-6.
• Fine, M. & Torre, M. (2006). Intimate details: Participatory Action Research in prison. Action Research, 4(3), 253-269.
• Guajardo, M., Guajardo, F., & Casaperalta, E.C. (2008). Transformative education: Chronicling a pedagogy for social change. Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 39(1), 3-22
• Guishard, M. (2009). The false paths, the endless labors, the turns now this way and now that: Participatory Action Research, mutual vulnerability, and the politics of inquiry. The Urban Review, 41(1), 85-105.
• Krueger, P. (2010). It’s not just a method! The epistemic work of young people’s lifeworlds at the school-prison nexus. Race, Ethnicity and Education,13(3), 383-408. New Jersey Institute of Social Justice. (2001). Essex County Construction Careers Program: A Systematic Assessment of the 8 Week Summer Pre-Apprenticeship Program. The Graduate Center. New York, NY: Payne, Y.A. & Fine M. Retrieved from http://njisj.org/document/ecccp_eval.pdf
• Payne, Y.A. & Hamdi, H.A. (2009). “Street love”: How street life oriented U. S. born African men frame giving back to one another and the local community. The Urban Review, 41(1), 29-46.
• Stoudt, B. (2009). The role of language & discourse in the investigation of privilege: Using Participatory Action Research to discuss theory, develop methodology, & interrupt power. The Urban Review, 41(1), 7-28.
• Torre, M.E. & Fine, M. (2006). Researching and resisting: Democratic policy research by and for youth. In S. Ginwright, J. Cammarota & P. Noguera (Eds.). Beyond Resistance: Youth Activism and Community Change: New Democratic Possibilities for Policy and Practice for America’s Youth (pp. 269-285). NY: Routlege.
• Torre, M.E. & Fine, M. (2008). Researching together across difference: Methods for anti-racist teaching and learning. In Pollock, M. (Ed.). Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School. New York: The New Press.
• Torre, M.E. & Fine, M. with Alexander, N., Billups, A., Genao, E., Marboe, M. & Salah, T. (2008). Participatory action research in the contact zone. In J. Cammarota & M. Fine (Eds.). Revolutionizing Education: Youth Participatory Action Research in Motion (pp. 23-43). NY: Routledge.
• Torre, M.E. (2005). The alchemy of integrated spaces: Youth participation in research collectives of difference. In L. Weis & M. Fine (Eds.). Beyond Silenced Voices (pp. 251-266). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. http://www.pbs.org/beyondbrown/resources/legacylinks.html
• Torre, M.E. (2005). Echoes of Brown 50 years later: Addressing the opportunity gap. Amnesty International’s Human Rights Education: The Fourth R, 15 (2), 4-8. http://www.amnestyusa.org/education/pdf/summer2005.pdf
• Tuck, E. (2009). Re-visioning action: Participatory Action Research and Indigenous theories of change. The Urban Review, 41(1), 47-65.
• Youth Researchers for a New Educational System (2008). The YRNES Report. New York, NY: Tuck, E. Retrieved from http://web.gc.cuny.edu/che/YRNES_REPORT.pdf

Related Websites

• Mestizo Arts & Activism Project. maacollective.org
• The Public Science Project. http://www.publicscienceproject.org/
• M. Brinton Lykes’s Participatory Action Research Resource Website (tools, websites, and links to journals). http://www2.bc.edu/~lykes/research.htm
• The New Jersey Urban Youth Research Initiative (UYRI) at Saint Peter’s College http://www.spc.edu/pages/3081.asp
• The Morris Justice Project. http://morrisjustice.org
• The YRNES Report: Youth Researchers for a New Educational System (YRNES) and Collective of Researchers on Educational Disappointment and Desire (CREDD) http://www.icope.org/documents/yrnes.pdf