Vol 5 (2012)

The fifth volume of Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement is testament to the breadth and excellence of engaged research occurring today. A number of articles in this volume examine the potential – and challenges – for using the cultural industries and the creative economy generally as a stimulus for urban regeneration – spatially, economically, socially. Case studies look in detail at a number of ex-industrial hubs struggling to renew and reinvigorate themselves: Wollongong, Australia; Woodstock, Cape Town; south London, UK; and Salford, UK. The two UK practice-based articles make for an interesting contrast in scale: the former looks at 10 years of the Tate Modern 'project' of massive urban renewal in south London, the latter explores how the simple act of retrieving and documenting material remnants from decades of urban demolition in Salford, UK, can help reconnect local communities. Elsewhere, both methodology and theory are under scrutiny – in particular, a number of articles discuss just why we 'do' engagement: exploring issues of transformational change, social experience and the need for reflexivity.

Table of Contents

Research articles (Refereed)

Engaging creative communities in an industrial city setting: A question of enclosure PDF
Chris Gibson, Ben Gallan, Andrew Warren 1–15
Changing tune in Woodstock: Creative industries and local urban development in Cape Town, South Africa PDF
Laura Wenz 16–34
Western Sydney is hot! Community arts and changing perceptions of the West PDF
Christina Ho 35–55
Forms of engagement and the heterogenous citizen: Towards a reflexive model for youth workshops PDF
James Arvanitakis, Bob Hodge 56–75
Pre-capacity building in loosely-coupled collaborations: Setting the stage for future initiatives PDF
Cheryl A. Hyde, Karen Hopkins, Megan Meyer 76–97
Teaching civic engagement: Evaluating an integrative service-learning program PDF
Jed Metzger 98–114
'Dialogue, review and reflect': A spiral of co-learning and co-research to surface knowledge on the right to health PDF
Maria Stuttaford, Gabriela Glattstein-Young, Leslie London 115–34
Reflexivity in performative science shop projects PDF
Raoul Beunen, Martijn Duineveld, Roel During, Gerard Straver, Albert Aalvanger 135–51

Practice-based articles (Non-refereed)

Culture, regeneration and community: Reinventing the city PDF
Donald Hyslop 152–65
Recalling community: Using material culture and digital archives in Salford PDF
Lawrence Cassidy 166–82

Snapshots (Non-refereed)

Academics in the aisles: Establishing a university-supermarket partnership PDF
Brandy-Joe Milliron, Kathleen Woolf, Barbara Ruhs, Bradley M. Appelhans 183–91


From social butterfly to engaged citizen by M Foth, L Forlano, C Satchell & M Gibbs PDF
Linda Carroli 192–94
Public sociology by P Nyden, L Hossfeld & G Nyden PDF
Ruth McCausland 195–97
Democracy and higher education by S Peters, H Boyte, T Alter & N Schwartzbach PDF
Marilyn C. Krogh 198–200
Research methods for community change by R Stoeker PDF
Paul Ashton 201–02