Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples (Paperback)

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Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples (Paperback)


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Decolonizing Methodologies offers a look into the whiteness of academia and research as a facet of imperialism that has harmed indigenous communities around the world. Knowledge has been shaped by Western frameworks and has led to ideas about what knowledge is considered legitimate and universal. This book advocates for indigenous-led research agendas that give "non-traditional" research methodologies a chance to be utilized in spaces where they have traditionally been considered incorrect. 

A must-read for anyone in academia. 

- Clarisse

— From Clarisse

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 third edition, this bestselling book includes a co-written introduction features contributions from indigenous scholars on the book's continued relevance to current research. It also features a chapter with twenty-five indigenous projects and a collection of poetry.
Linda Tuhiwai is Vice-Chancellor with responsibilities for Maori development at the University of Waikato, as well as Dean of the University's School of Maori and Pacific Development, New Zealand. Her other books include the co-edited collections Decolonizing Research: Indigenous Storywork as Methodology (Zed 2019) and Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education (2018).
Product Details ISBN: 9781350346086
ISBN-10: 135034608X
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: January 26th, 2023
Pages: 352
Language: English