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Empowering Kibera during political change: a case study through a Freirean lens.

Gibson, Neil; Vertigans, Stephen; Mueller-Hirth, Natascha

Authors

Neil Gibson

Stephen Vertigans



Abstract

Empowerment is an often used concept and the work of Paulo Freire has helped to define the application and outcomes of approaches. The researchers visited Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya, during periods of political activity which has previously resulted in violence. Community members identified strategies employed in an attempt to curtail heightened risk. These factors were analysed to evaluate whether empowerment, as espoused by Freire, was still relevant in community development work. Empowerment strategies were multi-faceted and highlighted that they had created new issues for the community to address, suggesting strategy and outcomes need to be strong considerations in future work.

Citation

GIBSON, N., VERTIGANS, S. and MUELLER-HIRTH, N. [2021]. Empowering Kibera during political change: a case study through a Freirean lens. International social work [online], (accepted).

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 12, 2021
Deposit Date Apr 12, 2021
Publicly Available Date Apr 12, 2021
Journal International social work
Print ISSN 0020-8728
Electronic ISSN 1461-7234
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Empowerment; Freire; Photovoice; Education; Politics; Community
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1308029

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