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Communities of Reciprocal Knowledge

Mérida M. Rúa

in A Grounded Identidad

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199760268
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950256 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760268.003.0006
Communities of Reciprocal Knowledge

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This chapter explores issues of power in the relationship of the scholar and the community of study as well as the promises and limits of “native” research. It contends that scholars must take more seriously theoretical and methodological exchanges with community members, whether we are strangers or persons coming home.

Keywords: theoretical exchanges; methodological exchanges; communities of study; power dynamics

Chapter.  5402 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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