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The Philosophical Assumptions, Utility and Challenges of Asset Mapping

Show simple item record Kramer, Sherianne Amos, Taryn Lazarus, Sandy Seedat, Mohamed 2013-04-04T13:19:08Z 2013-04-04T13:19:08Z 2012-12
dc.identifier.citation Lazarus S, Seedat MA;Amos T;Kramer S. (2012) The philosophical assumptions utility and challenges of asset mapping approaches to community engagement. Journal of Psychology in Africa 22(4)
dc.identifier.issn 1433-0237
dc.identifier.issn 1433-0237
dc.description.abstract This literature review is a discussion of asset-based approaches to community engagement. Following a literature search, we identified several asset mapping approaches: Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD); Participatory Inquiry into Religious Health Assets, Networks and Agency (PIRHANA); Community Health Assets Mapping for Partnerships (CHAMP); the Sustainable Livelihoods Approach (SLA); Planning for Real®; and approaches using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). These approaches are framed by assumptions about ‘assets’, ‘needs’, and ‘community’ and their associated community engagement methods that may be influenced by dynamics related to conflict, competition and language. We conclude that asset mapping approaches derive their value from their capacities to support partnership building, consensus creation, and community agency and control. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.subject agency en
dc.subject asset mapping en
dc.subject community development en
dc.subject community engagement en
dc.subject participation en
dc.title The Philosophical Assumptions, Utility and Challenges of Asset Mapping en
dc.type Article en

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