Qualitative Research and Social Intervention

Transformative Methodologies for Collective Contexts

Edited by:
Vera Lucia Trevisan de Souza, Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas
Guilherme Siqueira Arinelli, Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas

A volume in the series: Innovations in Qualitative Research. Editor(s): Luca Tateo, University of Oslo (Norway) and Federal University of Bahia (Brazil).

Published 2021

This book presents procedures and research techniques that are based on critical perspectives of Psychology and Education. The content is characterized by innovations on the relationship between the researcher and the investigated context, and it problematizes different perspectives and approaches to the psychological phenomenon proposing new understandings of the subject, the world, the social and the field of investigation itself as a permanent dialectical movement. The book reports to Marxist-based perspectives - especially to Vygotsky's ideas and concepts. Therefore, it assumes the comprehension that in order to understand the phenomenon in its historical dimension it is necessary to put it into motion seeking to access the genesis of the manifestations evidenced at the moment of the investigation. That is, the historicity that characterizes the process of constitution of the human psyche can only be apprehended in its movement, thus, what matters is the process and not the product of its development. Nevertheless, apprehending phenomena in movement is a challenge for researchers interested in human processes within the scope of relationships or practices of professionals and/or subjects of various scenarios,

which leads to the need to problematize the different moments of research and their dimension in the theoretical and practical fields. Which methodological techniques or procedures allow the apprehension of the meaning movement produced by the subjects in the investigated scenarios? To what extent does dialectical materialism derived from Marxism support the apprehension and analysis of research information of this nature? What other theoretical-methodological perspectives, related to Cultural-Historical Psychology, offer subsidies to these investigations? The theoretical perspectives based on the Social and Cultural analysis focus on the understandings of collective contexts precisely because of the subject view constituted in the inter-subjective relations that it undertakes - which adds even more complexity to the investigative processes. From this perspective, both the subject and other participants transform themselves during the investigation, such transformation needs to be permanently reflected and included in the research objectives and purposes, in order to follow the movement of the meanings in the expressed phenomenon.

Preface: The Psychology of Liberation Luca Tateo. Introduction: Investigating Collective Contexts: Transformative Methodologies in Psychology and Education, Vera Lucia Trevisan de Souza and Guilherme Arinelli. The Ethical-Political Dimension of Participatory Action Research: Limits and Possibilities, Bader Burihan Sawaia and Eugênia Bridget Gadelha Figueiredo. Art and Science Advancing Human Understanding: Epistemological and Methodological Foundations, Vera Lucia Trevisan de Souza. The Ethics of Affects in Transformative Activist Qualitative Research: Struggle and Solidarity in Collaborative Inquiry, Dušana Podlucká and Eduardo Vianna. Critically Collaborating to Create the “Viable Unheard of”: Connecting Vygotsky and Freire to Deal With a Devastating Reality, Fernanda Coelho Liberali, Maria Cecília Camargo Magalhães, Maria Cristina Meaney, Ulysses Camargo Corrêa Diegues, Sandra Santella de Souza, and Renata Pereira Pardim. Participatory Action Research: Challenges for the Latin American Science, Raquel S. L. Guzzo and Eduardo A. Kawamura. Intersectional Methodologies in Social Psychology: Epistemological Displacements, Amana Mattos and Georgia Grube Marcinik. Revisiting the Analytical Procedure of Signification Nuclei: Theory and Method in Group Analysis, Wanda M. Junqueira de Aguiar, Júlio Ribeiro Soares, and Elvira Godinho Aranha. Participation as Value in the Research Methodologies for the Schools of the Present Time, Alcielle dos Santos and Vera Maria Nigro de Souza Placco. Images and Readings: Image Analysis Methods, Patricio Dugnani and Marcos Nepomuceno Duarte. “This Is Hell”: Literature as an Access Way to Teacher Training, Eveline Tonellotto Barbosa Pott, Juliana Soares de Jesus, and Vânia Rodrigues Lima Ramos. Psychology of Cinema: Scenarios and Scenes Promoting Students’ Agency in a Public School, Maura Assad Pimenta Neves, Fernanda Pereira Medeiros, and Guilherme Siqueira Arinelli. Theoretical and Methodological Foundations of Qualitative Research in the Studies of Affectivity, Paula Costa de Andrada, Lilian Aparecida Cruz Dugnani, and Claudia Gomes. About the Editors and Authors.