If you're going to be an agent of change, then a certain amount of navel gazing is required: after all, how can you change anyone if you're not sure of who you are yourself? Robert Chambers' "Whose Reality Counts" has been required reading for the teams I've worked with, to better understand our own conditioning and realities before we try to change them. A tough read at times, but a valuable one. Also comes with an introduction to participatory methodologies such as PRA.
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