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Decolonizing Methodologies

Research and Indigenous Peoples
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transformed". In the first part of the book, the author critically examines the historical and philosophical base of western research. Extending the work of Foucault, she explores the intersections of imperialism, knowledge and research. The second part of the book meets the urgent need for literature which validates various frustrations with various western paradigms, academic traditions and methodologies. In setting an agenda for planning and implementing indigenous research, the author shows how such programmes are part of the wider project of reclaiming control over indigenous ways of knowing and being.

Table of Contents

* Contents * 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 the the Imperatives of an Indigenous Agenda: A Case Study of Maori * 10. Towards Developing Indigenous Methodologies: Kaupapa Maori Research * Conclusion: A Personal Journey

Author Biography

Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith Dip Tch. BA. MA. (Hons) Auckland. PhD Auckland Ngati Awa, Ngati Porou Professor Smith is Pro Vice-Chancellor M?ori with responsibilities for M?ori development at the University of Waikato as well as Dean of the School of M?ori and Pacific Development and a professor of Education and M?ori Development. Professor Smith has an academic background in education and research and has a long career as an inter-disciplinary scholar. She is well known for her publications, public speaking and research leadership. Her 1998 book Decolonising Methodologies Research and Indigenous Peoples has become a seminal text in indigenous studies. Her other publications canvass a wide range of academic disciplines. She has worked with a number of M?ori scholars most notably her husband Professor Graham Hingangaroa Smith. Professor Smith has served on a number of New Zealand's national bodies. She has been President of NZARE the New Zealand Association for Research in Education, a member of the Tertiary Education Advisory Commission, a member of the Health Research Council and Chair of the M?ori Health Committee, Chair of the Social Sciences Panel of the Marsden Council and member of the Constitutional Review Panel. She has also been active in establishing M?ori educational initiatives from early childhood to higher education, was an inaugural co-Director of the M?ori Research Centre of Excellence, Ng? Pae o Te M?ramatanga, and is currently the Director of the Te Kotahi Research Institute at the University of Waikato. Linda is a daughter, a sister and cousin, a mother and aunt and a grandmother in an extended family.
Release date NZ
February 1st, 1999
  • Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
  • Professional & Vocational
  • Undergraduate
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
notes, bibliography, index
Zed Books Ltd
Zed Books Ltd
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