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    Failing better at convivially researching spaces of diversity

    Gidley, Ben (2019) Failing better at convivially researching spaces of diversity. In: Berg, M.L. and Nowicka, M. (eds.) Studying Diversity, Migration and Urban Multiculture: Convivial Tools for Research and Practice. London, UK: UCL Press. ISBN 9781787354784.

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    In this chapter, I argue that participatory and convivial tools are always destined to fail, but, with a certain ethical courage and intellectual humility, we can learn to fail better. It reflects on a series of (in some senses failed) attempts to use participatory and action research tools, including peer research training and various visual methods, in conducting research in urban contexts, mainly in inner south London, with heterogeneous research participants. The chapter explores the ethical and epistemological challenges involved in this kind of research.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Participatory research, convivial research, conviviality, urban studies, super-diversity
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Ben Gidley
    Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2021 06:17
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:57


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