Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples

Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples
TitleDecolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorSmith, Linda Tuhiwai
Number of Pages240
PublisherZed Books
CityLondon; New York
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISBN or ASIN Number1848139500
Keywordscolonialism, indigenous peoples, methodology, post-colonialism, research
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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.