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By Vincent J. Del Casino Jr., Mary E. Thomas, Paul Cloke, Ruth Panelli

This quantity lines the complexity of social geography in either its ancient and current contexts, while not easy readers to mirror severely at the tensions that run via social geographic thought.

• prepared to supply a brand new set of conceptual lenses during which social geographies could be discussed;

• offers an unique intervention into the debates approximately social geography;

• Highlights the significance of social geography in the broader box of geography.

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Space is also important when trying to affect change beyond the various sites and arenas of participatory intervention (Cornwall 2002; Jones and SPEECH 2001; Kesby 2005; 2007a). Typically, participatory approaches prioritise local community concerns, the immediate social and natural environments in which they are located, and ground up processes. With greater attention to space and scale however, the local is understood as intimately connected to the global, regional, national, household and personal.

But we need to ask: What are the power effects that these resources produce? 1). But while there is much insight here, there is also conflation, and we wish to argue that while the resources of participation can and do produce negative effects in some circumstances, these same resources can be deployed to achieve quite different effects (see Foucault 1978). Thus, the effects of institutions like the World Bank deploying PAR are not necessarily the same as those sought or achieved by radical academics, or community activists.

Chapter 25, in this volume). Feminist principles of equality, reciprocity, partiality and valuing the voices of ordinary people as expert and authoritative on their own lives are reflected in PAR. Since an early critique by Maguire (1987), feminist scholars in Geography have made important contributions to PAR scholarship and Participatory Action Research: making a difference 27 practices (see Cahill et al. 2004; 2007a; Kindon 1995b; Mountz et al. 2003; Pratt et al. 1999; Slocum et al. 1995; Townsend et al.

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