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Shattering the Silence: The power of Purposeful Storytelling in challenging social security policy discourses of ‘blame and shame’ in Northern Ireland

Kent, Gabi (2016). Shattering the Silence: The power of Purposeful Storytelling in challenging social security policy discourses of ‘blame and shame’ in Northern Ireland. Critical Social Policy, 36(1) pp. 124–141.

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Abstract

This article reports on a pioneering engagement project between team members from the Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK (PSE UK) study, the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland and marginalised communities, located in areas of high deprivation in Northern Ireland. Community conversations and a tailor-made methodology of ‘Purposeful Digital Storytelling’ to capture and share data, engendered empowerment, engaging individuals and communities as producers of knowledge and agents of change. Findings from this Participatory Action Research collaboration offer fresh insights into the potential of collective knowledge sharing to challenge the corrosive impact of poverty-induced shame.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 The Author
ISSN: 0261-0183
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
PSE UK 2012 RES-060-25-0052ESRC
Keywords: Action Research; collective action; community engagement; poverty; Purposeful Storytelling; shame
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC)
Item ID: 47485
Depositing User: Gabi Kent
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2016 14:38
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2016 17:07
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/47485
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