Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples

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Zed Books, 1999 M02 22 - 208 páginas

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From the vantage point of the colonized, the term "research" is inextricably linked with European colonialism; the ways in which scientific research has been implicated in the worst excesses of imperialism remains a powerful remembered history for many of the world's colonized peoples. Here, an indigenous researcher issues a clarion call for the decolonization of research methods.

The book is divided into two parts. In the first, 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, and the different ways in which imperialism is embedded in disciplines of knowledge and methodologies as "regimes of truth". Providing a history of knowledge from the Enlightenment to Postcoloniality, she also discusses the fate of concepts such as "discovery", "claiming", and "naming" through which the west has incorporated and continues to incorporate the indigenous world within its own web.

The second part of the book meets the urgent need for people who are carrying out their own research projects, for literature which validates their frustrations in dealing with various western paradigms, academic traditions and methodologies, which continue to position the indigenous as "Other". 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.

Exploring the broad range of issues which have confronted, and continue to confront, indigenous peoples, in their encounters with western knowledge, this book also sets a standard for truly emancipatory research. It brilliantly demonstrates that "when indigenous peoples become the researchers and not merely the researched, the activity of research is transformed."

 

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Si se está interesado en la investigación y su metodología desde una perspectiva decolonial, es necesario leer este libro. Especialmente si se trata de las áreas de intervención comunitaria, salud, educación, etc. Aunque la autora continuamente se basa en su experiencia como mujer maorí frente al mundo del estado anglosajón blanco de Nueva Zelanda, la lectura del libro abre caminos mentales en cualquier lector interesado en la práctica de la investigación desde la decolonialidad 

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THIS BOOK REALLY HAD MY MIND REALLY EXPANDING AND GETTING ALOT OF INFORMATION THAT IS VERY CRUCIAL TO LEARN IN A MATTER OF First Nations Reserch Writting.

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Contenido

Imperialism History Writing and Theory
19
Research Through Imperial Eyes
42
Colonizing Knowledges
58
Research Adventures on Indigenous Lands
78
Notes from Down Under
95
Articulating an Indigenous Research Agenda
123
Twentyfive Indigenous Projects
142
Responding to the Imperatives of an Indigenous
163
A Personal Journey
196
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Professor Smith is Vice-Chancellor with responsibilities for Maori development at the University of Waikato, as well as Dean of the School of Maori and Pacific Development.
Professor Smith is Vice-Chancellor with responsibilities for Maori development at the University of Waikato, as well as Dean of the School of Maori and Pacific Development.

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