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A Handbook for Participatory Action Research, Monitoring and Evaluation

This collection of practical tools and design concepts offers you new ways to make sense of the world with people, through efforts to transform it. Free download in English, Français and Español,

Participatory Action Research: Theory and Methods for Engaged Inquiry

"This groundbreaking book is a rich resource of concepts and tools for all who are engaged with the practice and theory of Participatory Action Research. ... The extraordinary scope of this book and the new perspectives it offers, together with an accessible style, will inform, provoke and inspire field practitioners and academics alike to creatively design research for the many challenges of the 21st century." Robert Chambers, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK

Connecting Worlds: a memoir on art, anthropology and activism

A hopeful and clear-eyed journey into the story of social change. The artist, anthropologist and community activist Daniel Buckles shows how connection—to self, others and nature—can become the catalyst for an engaged life.


"Connecting Worlds is a travelogue of contemporary social struggles, an absorbing journey of sound and light, no small amount of adventure and many stories about how change really happens. I read the book twice: first with envy and the second time with admiration."

Pat Roy Mooney is a Giraffe Hero, author of Shattering: Food, Politics, and the Loss of Genetic Diversity and recipient of the Right Livelihood Award and the Pearson Medal of Peace.

"As a young anthropologist, it is inspiring to read this candid and informative book. Buckles doesn't shy away from imagining a better world, and demonstrates how anthropology's methods can be used to get us there."

Emma Bider, PhD candidate and author of We Animals.

Fighting Eviction: Tribal land rights and research-in-action


"This impressive book is valuable for a new generation of practitioners and researchers seeking to situate inquiry in organizing and empowering practices." Rajesh Tandon, Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), New Delhi

"Fighting Eviction is an eminently readable, in-dept account of the continuing exploitation of adivasis in mondernizing India, and their struggles to protect the rights that are guaranteed to them in the constitution and by law." Ashish Kothari, Kalpavriksh, Pune

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