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


"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 decolonisation of research methods will help to reclaim control over indigenous ways of knowing and being. Now in its eagerly awaited second edition, published in New Zealand by Otago University Press, this bestselling book has been substantially revised, with new case-studies and examples and important additions on new indigenous literature, and the role of research in indigenous struggles for social justice, which brings this essential volume urgently up-to-date."--Back cover.

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  • ISBN: 9781848139503 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xv, 240 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Publisher: London, UK : Zed Books, 2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
1. Imperialism, history, writing and theory -- 2. Research through imperial eyes -- 3. Colonizing knowledge -- 4. Research adventures on indigenous lands -- 5. Notes from down under -- 6. 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 -- 11. Choosing the margins: the role of research in indigenous struggles for social justice -- 12. Getting the story right, telling the story well: Indigenous activism, indigenous research -- Conclusion: a personal journey.
Subject: Indigenous peoples > Research.
Ethnology > Research.
Imperialism > History.
Colonization > History.
Ethnology > Methodology.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.


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