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Research as Resistance

Critical, Indigenous, and Anti-Oppressive Approaches



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Research as Resistance: Critical, Indigenous, and Anti-Oppressive Approaches
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This book brings together the theory and practice of anti-oppressive approaches to social science research. It is a work that will have a place in the classroom, as well as on the desks of researchers in agencies, governments, and private consulting practices. The first section of the book is devoted to the ontological and epistemological considerations involved in such research, including theorising the self of the researcher. The second section of the book offers exemplars across a range of methodologies, including institutional ethnography, narrative autobiography, storytelling and indigenous research, and participatory action research. 'Research as Resistance' is unique in that it describes both theoretical foundations and practical applications, and because all of the featured researchers occupy marginalised locations.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Transgressive Possibilities - Leslie Brown and Susan Strega Chapter 1: Emerging from the Margins: Indigenous Methodologies - Margaret Kovach Chapter 2: Situating Anti-oppressive Theories within Critical and Difference-Centered Perspectives - Mehmoona Moosa-Mitha Chapter 3: Stepping off the Road: A Narrative (of) Inquiry - Sally A. Kimpson Chapter 4: Putting Ourselves Forward: Location in Aboriginal Research - Kathy Absolon and Cam Willett Chapter 5: Interrupting Positions: Critical Thresholds and Queer Pro/Positions - Fairn herising Chapter 6: Supporting Young People's Transitions from Care: Reflections on Doing Participatory Action Research with Youth from Care - Deb Rutman, Carol Hubberstey, April Barlow, and Erinn Brown Chapter 7: Wife Rena Teary - Rena Miller Chapter 8: The View from the Poststructural Margins: Epistemology and Methodology Reconsidered - Susan Strega Chapter 9: Honouring the Oral Traditions of My Ancestors through Storytelling - Qwul'sih'yah'maht, Robina Anne Thomas Chapter 10: Becoming an Anti-oppressive Researcher - Karen Potts and Leslie Brown Contributor Biographies Index

Author Biography

Dr Leslie Brown is Director of the School of Social Work, University of Victoria. Dr Susan Strega is a lecturer in the Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba.
Release date NZ
May 13th, 2005
Edited by Leslie Brown Edited by Susan Strega
Country of Publication
Canadian Scholars Press
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