PEACEBUILDING, RESTORATIVE JUSTICE, SOCIAL JUSTICE: TRANS-DISCIPLINARY RESEARCH USING BRICOLAGE

This section explains the use of bricolage as a research approach to capture the complexity of South Africa’s history of violence, peacebuilding and present growing inequality. It has been suggested that in its contemporary sense, bricolage involves the process of using methodological processes as needed ‘in the unfolding context of the research situation’. In addition the bricolage can be described as the ‘process of getting down to the nuts and bolts of multidisciplinary research [… to] move beyond the blinders of particular disciplines’ (Kincheloe, McLaren & Steinberg (2011:168). As Denzin & Lincoln (2011:4) stated, the qualitative researcher may be viewed as a ‘bricoleur, a maker of quilts, or in filmmaking, a person who assembles images into montages’.

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