Weaving a Stronger Food-Assistance Net
Anthropologists have been engaging in active or participatory research agendas to an increasing degree in recent years, a trend that is well documented in Practicing Anthropology and a wide variety of venues ranging from Human Organization to Anthropology and Education Quarterly to PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review. These research agendas involve partnerships between academic researchers and community-based groups. The partners work together to design and implement studies addressing specific concerns of the wider community in which the partner and, generally, the academics' institution are embedded. At their best community-based, collaborative research partnerships result in strong, well-targeted studies that directly contribute to the effectiveness or success of some local program or service. More broadly these partnerships also contribute to the well-being of the community in many ways, including enhanced ‘town-gown’ relationships.
Behrman, Carolyn; Flynn, Karen; and Hanlin, Arlee, "Weaving a Stronger Food-Assistance Net" (2003). Anthropology Faculty Research. 13.