Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781848139503 Published May 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $143.95 ISBN: 9781848139510 Published May 2012 For sale in North and South America only

Decolonizing Methodologies

Research and Indigenous Peoples

Linda Tuhiwai Smith

Decolonizing Methodologies

Linda Tuhiwai Smith

Distributed for Zed Books

256 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2012
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781848139503 Published May 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $143.95 ISBN: 9781848139510 Published May 2012 For sale in North and South America only
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.
Contents

Foreword
Introduction
1. Imperialism, History, Writing and Theory
2. Research through Imperial Eyes
3. Colonizing Knowledges
4. Research Adventures on Indigenous Land
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
11. Choosing the margins: the role of research in indigenous struggles for social justice
12. Indigenous activism - Indigenous research

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