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Blogging and Feminist Participatory Research Online

  • Andrea Bundon
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Abstract

Undertaking participatory action research (PAR) means making a commitment to doing work that exposes how power operates in research and that seeks to redistribute power more equitably by providing participants with meaningful roles in the research process. In this chapter, I discuss how feminist scholars can use and are using blogs to advance understandings of gender in sport, leisure and physical education. I then explore how, in the blogosphere, individuals who have been excluded from other forms of political engagement may start to see themselves as political agents and cultural producers, and the role of feminist participatory research methods in supporting this process. The chapter concludes with a review of existing examples of feminist sport scholars who are using online tools and online spaces to transform their research practices and do research that is more collaborative and inclusive of diverse communities.

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  • Andrea Bundon
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  1. 1.The University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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