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Author Hiruy, Kiros, author

Title Using multi-sited ethnographic case studies and auto-ethnography to explore bottom-up community empowerment among African communities in Australia / Kiros Hiruy
Published [Los Angeles, California] : SAGE, 2014
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Description 1 online resource
Series SAGE research methods. Cases
SAGE research methods. Cases
Summary This study provides an understanding of bottom-up community empowerment in Australia. Bottom-up empowerment refers to the social change process that people initiate to gain control over resources including decisions that shape their lives. Thus, the study involved an examination of how disadvantaged community groups use collective action to change their situation. These included an examination of their organisation, function, activities and also an understanding of the context under which these community groups function from their own perspectives. The questions asked were concerned with both social structure and collective action, and the research approach was qualitative
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from home page (viewed on November 19, 2015)
Subject Ethnology -- Case studies.
Power (Social sciences) -- Research -- Australia -- Case studies.
Australia -- Politics and government -- Research -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1473951577 (ebook)
9781473951570 (ebook)