Musings on the use of chapati diagrams.

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This paper describes how chapati diagramming was used with two groups at a community centre; the management committee and a Parents and Toddlers Group, to examine how each group perceived their degree of access to decision-making proesses. The author reflects on how group dynamics and unequal power relations determine what is represented. Moreover, since venn diagramming demands consensus highly individual opinions, by virtue of being represented on the diagram, can become identified as a collective representation of a particular group's 'reality' by people who did not observe the accompanying discussion process.

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