Strengths-based approaches in rural India

Dr Paul Hodge

Guided by colleagues from the TATA Institute of Social Science, Mumbai, India, this research involves undertaking community-based research using participatory mapping and Photovoice to explore the lived experiences of rural women in Gothangaon, Maharashtra. Professor Madhushree Sekher and Ms Deepshi Arya and Paul are using these qualitative methodologies to amplify participant’s vocabularies, reflections and descriptions of their lifeworlds and in doing so challenging the disciplining effects and realities that accrue  datasets such as India’s nationwide National Sample Surveys (NSS)

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.