What we say and what we do: reflexivity, emotions and power in children and young people's participation

Victoria Jupp Kina

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    Abstract

    Children and young people's participation is now recognised as a relational process and consequently the role of adults has been identified as crucial. Yet the role that adults play in the participatory process is underexplored and how underlying factors of emotions and power influence this role is unclear. Using the work of Spinoza as a framework for discussion, this article explores the impact of emotions and power on participatory processes. Based on doctoral participatory action research undertaken in São Paulo, Brazil, I argue that adults facilitating participation need to reflect on how they are personally implicated in the participatory process if underlying factors of emotions and power are to be acknowledged and addressed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)201-218
    Number of pages18
    JournalChildren's Geographies
    Volume10
    Issue number2
    Early online date24 Apr 2012
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2012

    Keywords

    • participation
    • power
    • emotions
    • affect
    • reflexivity

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