Community sustainability research: the challenge of reciprocity

Phipps, P 2005, 'Community sustainability research: the challenge of reciprocity', Local Global, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 79-89.

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Community sustainability research: the challenge of reciprocity
Author(s) Phipps, P
Year 2005
Journal name Local Global
Volume number 1
Issue number 1
Start page 79
End page 89
Total pages 10
Publisher Globalism Institute
Abstract This paper explores the promise and inevitable challenges of a long-term, multi-site, international, comparative research project on community sustainability. The research project is located at a number of sites concentrated in Australia and others distributed globally with an emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. The aim is to conduct this research over a long timeframe to enable temporal as well as global comparisons, but also as an expression of an underlying ethic of commitment to a long-term relationship with communities in each field site. The challenges are common to many research projects and can be summarized by three inter-related problems: what is the (inter-)disciplinary base of the project and what can it learn from those disciplines? What is the object and who are the subjects of 'community'? And finally what does a long-term, engaged research relationship mean in this context?
Subject Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) community
ISSN 1832-6919
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