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Partnerships as knowledge encounters : a psychosocial theory of partnerships for health and community development

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posted on 29.11.2013, 13:42 by Emma-Louise Aveling, Sandra Jovchelovitch
In this article, we present a psychosocial theory of partnership, illustrated with case studies from Cambodia and Brazil. Partnerships are conceptualised as encounters with the knowledge of self and others, entailing processes of representation and communication between all stakeholders involved, and shaped by institutional and sociocultural contexts. We argue that partnership is an evolving practice that requires critical reflection and the creation of enabling institutional contexts. As such, it must be understood not as a tool for intervention, but as part of the intervention and definition of success.

Funding

The Cambodian research was supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), grant number PTA-030-2006-00006. The Brazilian research was supported by Itaú Social Foundation, grant SPS-T762, Itaú Cultural Institute, LSE and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (Brasilia Office).;The Cambodian research was supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), grant number PTA-030-2006-00006. The Brazilian research was supported by Itaú Social Foundation, grant SPS-T762, Itaú Cultural Institute, LSE and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (Brasilia Office).

History

Citation

Journal of Health Psychology, 2014, 19 (1), pp. 34-45

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY/School of Medicine/Department of Health Sciences

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Published in

Journal of Health Psychology

Publisher

SAGE Publications

issn

1359-1053

eissn

1461-7277

Copyright date

2013

Available date

29/11/2013

Publisher version

http://hpq.sagepub.com/content/19/1/34

Language

en