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This list of readings is not intended to be comprehensive; it contains works for those who would like to find out more about the practical applications of participatory research. Many of the readings, particularly the early ones, relate to international development issues, including poverty, health, education, environment, equity, conflict, good governance, and others, because some of the earliest formative participatory research came from authors and practitioners working on Third World issues.

By the mid-1980s, I had many years of field research behind me; in fact, six years after my time with the Paiutes, I became director of a National Science Foundation Field Training Program myself, and trained about sixty graduate students.

Trickster : an anthropological memoir focuses on the impact of classethnicity, race and colonization in
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When I began my training as an anthropologist, I wanted answers to large, sweeping questions.  I grew up in a community and at a time when people attributed different intrinsic abilities, natures and rights to black people, women, and various ethnic groups. I wanted to know if these sweeping generalizations were true. Were these supposed differences universal-were they found everywhere? If not, then they couldn't be innate-something else explained them. What? And why the differences? 


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