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Indigenous studies and engaged anthropology : the collaborative moment / edited by Paul Sillitoe
Bib ID 6808954
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Description Farnham, Surrey : Ashgate Publishing Limited, [2015] 
xviii, 266 pages ; 24 cm 
ISBN 1409445410
Invalid ISBN 9781409445425

Advancing the rising field of engaged or participatory anthropology that is emerging at the same time as increased opposition from Indigenous peoples to research, this book offers critical reflections on research approaches to-date. The engaged approach seeks to change the researcher-researched relationship fundamentally, to make methods more appropriate and beneficial to communities by involving them as participants in the entire process from choice of research topic onwards. The aim is not only to change power relationships, but also engage with non-academic audiences.The advancement of such an egalitarian and inclusive approach to research can provoke strong opposition. Some argue that it threatens academic rigour and worry about the undermining of disciplinary authority. Others point to the difficulties of establishing an appropriately non-ethnocentric moral stance and navigating the complex problems communities face. Drawing on the experiences of Indigenous scholars, anthropologists and development professionals acquainted with a range of cultures, this book furthers our understanding of pressing issues such as interpretation, transmission and ownership of Indigenous knowledge, and appropriate ways to represent and communicate it. All the contributors recognise the plurality of knowledge and incorporate perspectives that derive, at least in part, from other ways of being in the world.

Full contents
  • The dialogue between indigenous studies and engaged anthropology : some first impressions / Paul Sillitoe
  • Sharing anthropological knowledge, decolonizing anthropology : Emberá indigeneity and engaged anthropology / Dimitrios Theodossopoulos
  • Fostering the rapprochment of anthropology and indigenous studies : the encounter of an Italian anthropologist with Kaupapa Maori research / Domenica Gisella Calabrò
  • Hiding in plain sight : assimilation and the end of story / Robyn Sandri
  • The promises and conundrums of decolonized collaboration / Emma Cervone
  • Urban Amerindians and advocacy : toward a politically engaged anthropology representing urban Amerindigeneities in Manaus, Brazil / J.P. Linstroth
  • Old wine in new bottles : self-determination, participatory democracy, and free, prior and informed consent / Jayantha Perera
  • The (non-legal) guide to meaningful recognition : a case study from the Canning Basin, Western Australia / Tran Tran
  • Integrating African proverbs in the education of young learners : the challenge of knowledge synthesis / George J. Sefa Dei
  • Indigenous peoples and a sustainable development project / Priscilla Settee

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Applied anthropology.  |  Ethnology -- Methodology.  |  Indigenous peoples -- Research -- Methodology.  |  Karajarri people (A64) (WA SE51-10)  |  Education.  |  Kuungkari / Gunggari people (D37) (Qld SG55-15)  |  Indigenous peoples - Pacific - Papuans.  |  Indigenous peoples - South and Central America.  |  Indigenous knowledge.  |  Decolonisation.  |  Indigenous peoples - Pacific - Maori.  |  Government policy - Assimilation.  |  Indigenous peoples.  |  Research.
Other authors/contributors Sillitoe, Paul, 1949- editor


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