Power, environment and identities: learning from the South
An ongoing and expanding interest in power relationships and the cross-cultural research process has been developed through investigations into issues of power and discourse in North and South interactions in terms of development concepts and practices, technology, tourism, and the 'representation' of indigenous people. An example of this is a Rural Land Use and Economy funded project called 'Learning from the south: mixed farming in stressed environments'.
The project aims to challenge assumptions of one-way flows on information, aid and learning from developed to less developed areas. A two day workshop was held in 2005 to stimulate a dialogue between researchers and practitioners in the UK, Europe and developing areas.