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Decolonizing methodologies : research and indigenous peoples / Linda Tuhiwai Smith
Bib ID 2642122
Format BookBook
Author
Smith, Linda Tuhiwai, 1950-
 
Description London ; New York : Zed Books ; Dunedin, N.Z. : University of Otago Press ; New York : Distributed in the USA exclusively by St. Martin's Press, 1999 
ix, 208 p. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 1856496236 (Zed Books) (cased) (hardback)
1856496244 (Zed Books) (limp) (paperback)
1877133671 (Univ. of Otago Press) (University of Otago Press) (limp) (paperback)
Summary

From the vantage point of the colonized, the term 'research' is inextricably linked with European colonialism; the way in which scientific research has been implicated in the worst excesses of imperialism remains a powerful remembered history for many of the world's colonized peoples. Here, an indigenous researcher issues a clarion call for the decolonization of research methods.

In the first part of the book, the author critically examines the historical and philosophical base of Western research. Extending the work of Foucault, she explores the intersections of imperialism, knowledge and research; en route she provides a history of knowledge from the Enlightenment to postcoloniality. The second part of the book meets an urgent demand: people who are carrying out their own research projects need literature which validates their frustrations in dealing with various Western paradigms. In setting an agenda for planning and implementing indigenous research, the author shows how such programmes are part of the wider project of reclaiming control over indigenous ways of knowing and being.

Full contents
  • 1. Imperialism, History, Writing and Theory
  • 2. Research Through Imperial Eyes
  • 3. Colonizing Knowledges
  • 4. Research Adventures on Indigenous Lands
  • 5. Notes from Down Under
  • 6. The Indigenous People's Project: Setting a New Agenda
  • 7. Articulating an Indigenous Research Agenda
  • 8. Twenty-five Indigenous Projects
  • 9. Responding to the Imperatives of an Indigenous Agenda: A Case Study of Maori
  • 10. Towards Developing Indigenous Methodologies: Kaupapa Maori Research.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Indigenous peoples -- Research.  |  Ethnology -- Research.  |  Ethnology -- Methodology.  |  Imperialism -- History.  |  Colonization -- History.

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