Access the Reader
"Selected Writings on Feminisms and Action Research" is compiled as a reader, and can be accessed through Cornell Library call number HQ1180 .S45 2001. Given that Participatory Action Research (PAR) and Feminisms (Fem) share "process" as one of the fundamental principles in their philosophy and practice, we can only set the preliminary goal and objectives of the PARticipatory FEMinism Web Site (parfem).
What is in the Name?
This site was called "The PARticipatory FEMinism (PARFEM, or parfem in order to be accessible on all browsers with different platforms)" with the intention of making it a long-range site of PAR, emphasizing the practice and the philosophy of feminism as an integrated process. Though the site was originally envisioned for a Conference/Workshop, organized by CPARN and FemPAR Group under the title "Feminisms and the Academy….going out of business? : Conversation with Pat Maguire" (January 25-26, 2002), we decided to capture the moment and extend the services to create an on-line participatory feminism experimental course, were learners contribute materials and ideas, and carry-on the dialogue. Part of the discussion on the parfem site will focus on generating and critiquing bibliography (see Reader) on the subject. The other part will focus on case studies and/or live events, such as presentations, discussions, creatively acted live case studies, etc.
Originally, part of the discussion on the parfem site the bibliography focused on generating and critiquing bibliography (see Reader) on the subject. The other part focused on case studies and/or live events, such as presentations, discussions, creatively acted live case studies, etc. Now, since no one is subscribed to the updated Cornell Blackboard, I am cancelling this discussion venue, but still hoping that the updated Bibliography will generate new discussion. If interested, please send an e-mail to Nimat Hafez Barazangi. If I see a new and enough enthusiasm, I will create a new discussion list.
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