Co-producing research with communities: emotions in community research

Milton Brown, Kate Pahl, Zanib Rasool, PAUL WARD

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In this article we explore the ways in which universities and communities can work together drawing on our experience of a community-university co-roduced project called ‘Imagine’. We reflect on our different experiences of working together and affectively co-produce the article, drawing on a conversation we held together. We locate our discussion within the projects we worked on. We look at the experiences of working across community and university and affectively explore these. We explore the mechanisms of co-production as being both a process of fusion but also its affective qualities. Our discussions show that community partners working with academics have to bear the emotional labour, by ‘standing in the gap’ they are having to move between community and university. We also recognise the power of community co-writing as a form that can open up an opportunity to speak differently, outside the constraining spaces of academia.
Original languageEnglish
JournalGlobal Discourse
Early online date10 Jan 2020
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 10 Jan 2020

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Keywords

  • Co-production of research
  • Affect
  • universities
  • community research

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