From a community-based perspective, all that is known about a community is obtained through intersubjective engagement. But how, exactly, is knowledge socially constructed and revealed in community-based projects? This article addresses this question by focusing on the use of narratives to understand a community. First, the importance of stories for gaining insight into a community’s reality is presented, followed by an examination of how this information should be accessed and engaged. The principles of Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) that are consistent with this narrative approach are then discussed. Next, reflexivity is described to be the key for reading properly a community’s story. Finally, the conclusion points to the cooperative component of knowledge creation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - Sep 2016|
- Community-based participatory research
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology
- Cultural Studies