Decolonizing methodologies : research and indigenous peoples / Linda Tuhiwai Smith.

  • Smith, Linda Tuhiwai, 1950-
Date:
2012
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"This essential volume explores the ways in which imperils is embedded in the disciplines of knowledge, and argues that the decolonization of research methods will help reclaim control over indigenous ways of knowing and being."--Excerpt from back cover of paperback, 2nd edition.

To the colonized, the term 'research' is conflated with European colonialism; the ways in which academic research has been implicated in the throes of imperialism remains a painful memory. This essential volume explores intersections of imperialism and research - specifically, the ways in which imperialism is embedded in disciplines of knowledge and tradition as 'regimes of truth.' Concepts such as 'discovery' and 'claiming' are discussed and an argument presented that the decolonization of research methods will help to reclaim control over indigenous ways of knowing and being.

Now in its eagerly awaited second edition, this bestselling book has been substantially revised, with new case-studies and examples and important additions on new indigenous literature, the role of research in indigenous struggles for social justice, which brings this essential volume urgently up-to-date."--Pub. desc.

Publication/Creation

London : Zed Books ; Dunedin, N.Z. : University of Otago University Press, 2012.

Physical description

xv, 240 pages ; 22 cm

Edition

Second Edition.

Contents

Imperialism, history, writing and theory -- Research through imperial eyes -- Colonizing knowledges -- Research adventures on indigenous lands -- Notes from down under -- The indigenous peoples' project : setting a new agenda -- Articulating an indigenous research agenda -- Twenty-five indigenous projects -- Responding to the imperatives of an indigenous agenda : a case study of Maori -- Towards developing indigenous methodologies : Kaupapa Maori research -- Choosing the margins : the role of research in indigenous struggles for social justice -- Getting the story right, telling the story well : indigenous activism, indigenous research -- Conclusion : a personal journey.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-233) and index.

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  • 9781848139503
  • 1848139500