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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Social Change Theory

The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers, 2nd Edition,
Johnny Saldana, Sage, 2013, page 117

In his treatment of Vesus Coding - a method of coding that focuses on balances of conflicts between binaries - Saldana quotes Augusto Boal, a theatre/drama therapist, to say:

Social change theory by Augusto Boal suggests that humans are rarely in conflict with abtract concepts (eg participant vs. religion), but rather with other humans or themselves (eg participant vs. church leadership, participant vs. personal loss of faith).

Does that resonate with you?

Posted By Jonathan, 8:00am Comment Comments: 1

Thursday, 23 April 2015
Comment -

This does resonate. In church leadership my observation is how speedily is our tendency to personalise an issue. One of the tasks of leadership is to separate the issue from the personalisation so that we can discuss and disagree and come to a common mind all the while loving each other. Ephesians 4 opens with an impassioned plea for unity ... UNTIL, verse 13, "we all attain to the unity of the faith..."

Posted By Timothy Butlin 08:22am