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

Aveling, Emma-Louise and Jovchelovitch, Sandra (2014) Partnerships as knowledge encounters: a psychosocial theory of partnerships for health and community development. Journal of Health Psychology, 19 (1). pp. 34-45. ISSN 1359-1053

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://hpq.sagepub.com/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Authors
Library of Congress subject classification: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Departments > Social Psychology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2014 12:14
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/55270/

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