In these “revolting times,” the International Handbook of Action Research archives the radical possibilities of action research within and across communities; between universities and local activists, and draws on a spectrum of epistemologies and political projects. Situated within a range of communities across the globe, these essays reveal, with complexity and humility, how researchers, practitioners and activists in education, farming, health care, water supplies, conflict resolution and other critical contexts, collaborate to build just knowledges. We owe the editors a huge debt, for chronicling the history and widening the imagination for action research that is rooted in local wisdom, for resisting the unregulated spread of free market logic, and for stitching fragile solidarities at a time when the earth depends on our deeply intimate collaborations for justice.
Michelle Fine, Distinguished Professor of Critical Psychology
The Graduate Center, CUNY