Research Justice (RJ) is a strategic framework and methodological intervention that seeks to transform structural inequities in research. Research Justice: Methodologies for Social Change builds upon the methodological frameworks developed by the national non-profit organization, DataCenter Research for Justice and is the first book to take a radical approach to socially just, community centred research. Challenging traditional models for conducting social science research within marginalized populations, it examines the relationships and intersections between research, knowledge construction, and political power/legitimacy in society.
Presenting a new and highly innovative concept of Collective Ceremonial Research Responsiveness, it envisions equal political power and legitimacy for different forms of knowledge including the cultural, spiritual and experiential. The book examines how the co-existence of these various forms of knowledge can lead to greater equality in public policies and laws that rely on data and research to produce social change.
Offering a much-needed analysis of the intersections between Research Methods, Public Policy, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology, this unique book will be of wide interest to researchers and students in a variety of disciplines
Andrew Jolivette is, Associate Professor and Department Chair in American Indian Studies, at San Francisco State University, where he is an affiliated faculty member in the Graduate Program in Sexuality Studies, the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, and in the Race and Resistance Studies Program. He is the author or editor of several books including Obama and the Biracial Factor: The Battle for a New American Majority (Policy Press, 2012). Jolivette is an international lecturer and public speaker with the Institute for Democratic Education and Culture (Speak Out).
Foreword ~ Miho Kim Lee;
Part One: Research Justice: Strategies for Knowledge Construction and Self-Determination;
Research Justice: Radical Love as a Strategy for Social Transformation ~ Andrew Jolivette;
Imagining Justice: Politics, Pedagogy, and Dissent ~ Antonia Darder;
Blurred Lines: Creating and Crossing Boundaries between Interviewer and Subject ~ Amanda Freeman;
Ethnography as a Research Justice Strategy ~ Liam Martin;
Queered by the Archive: No More Potlucks and the Activist Potential of Archival Theory ~ Andrea Zeffiro and Mél Hogan;
More Than Me ~ Nicole Blalock;
Part Two: Research Justice: Strategies for Community Mobilization;
The Socio-Psychological Stress of “Justice Denied”: Alan Crotzer's Story ~ Akeem T. Ray and Phyllis A. Gray;
Formerly Incarcerated Women: Returning Home to Family and Community ~ Marta López-Garza;
Disaster Justice: Mobilizing Grassroots Knowledge against Disaster Nationalism in Japan ~ Haruki Eda;
A Health Justice Journey: Documenting Our Stories and Speaking for Ourselves ~ Alma Leyva, Imelda S. Plascencia and Mayra Yoana Jaimes Pena;
By Us Not for Us: Black Women Researching Pregnancy and Childbirth ~ Julia Chinyere Oparah, Fatimah Salahuddin, Ronnesha Cato, Linda Jones, Talita Oseguera and Shanelle Matthews;
Actos del Corazón: Las Sabias - Bridging the Digital Divide, and Redefining Historical Preservation ~ Cathryn Josefina Merla-Watson with the Corazones del Westside;
Part Three: Research Justice: Strategies for Social Transformation and Policy Reform;
Everyday Justice: Tactics for Navigating Micro, Macro and Structural Discriminations from the Intersection of Jim Crow and Hurricane Katrina ~ Sandra E. Weissinger;
The Revolutionary, Non-Violent Action of Danilo Dolci and His Maieutic Approach ~ Domenica Maviglia;
Telling to Reclaim, not to Sell: Resistance Narratives and the Marketing of Justice ~ Amrah J. Salómon;
Decolonizing Knowledge: Toward a Critical Research Justice Praxis in the Urban Sphere ~ Michelle Fine;
Decolonizing Knowledge: Toward a Critical Indigenous Research Justice Praxis ~ Linda Tuhiwai Smith.
"A sharp reminder of the absence of political discourse and of the values of social justice." - Journal of Social Policy
"Research Justice is a powerful book presenting alternative research approaches that actively incite social change at micro and macro levels." International Journal of Social Research Methodology
“Exquisite, contemplative and urgent examination of the ways we can implement more equitable, community-oriented research methodologies that amplify the voices and experiences of the historically marginalized and disenfranchised.” Bonnie Duran, University of Washington
“I would recommend it to anyone studying research methods or ethics.” LSE Review of Books
"As a long-time CBPR practitioner, I loved how Research Justice re-appropriates research as a space for love, reflexivity, cultural revitalization, community voice and power, and social transformation. Our imaginations are indeed inspired!" Nina Wallerstein, University of New Mexico