Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples

Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples Author Linda Tuhiwai Smith
ISBN-10 1848139500
ISBN-13 9781848139503
Year 2012-05-10
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Zed Books
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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

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