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  • Title: Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples
  • Author: Linda Tuhiwai Smith
  • ISBN: 9781856496247
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 researchFrom 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.
    Decolonizing Methodologies Research and Indigenous Peoples 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 imperiali

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    1. Dense and laborious to get through, but unlike so many theoretical works not because it was incomprehensible, but because every sentence seemed vital and applicable to my own work and needed to be mulled over in my mind As a non indigenous historian in training, it felt a bit naughty to be reading the work as the author stated rather sternly in her intro that her intended audience is for indigenous researchers doing indigenous research In many ways, however, I feel this warning was a ruse intend [...]

    2. This book saved my life when I was attempting to write a research paper in a colonialist discipline using anti colonialist counter hegemonic indigenous traditional practices Its literally handbook for just that People of indigenous backgrounds of all sorts should consider this book in their process of cultural self determiantion Linda Tuhiwai Smith is awesome I hella want to be able to write and process at the level.

    3. Smith s book is split into two parts The first part addresses the complications of the role of research within an indigenous framework and the history of European or Western colonization in using research to commit some of the worst excesses of imperial history She discusses the major concepts that frame Western approaches to research and how problematic that approach is when applied to an indigenous context This first half basically gives the background for the need to decolonize Western method [...]

    4. This is a great book a must read for anyone involved in racial justice Linda Tuhiwai Smith eloquently and succinctly makes the case for an anti colonial methodology that runs counter to the history of colonizing research that has been so central to the oppression of native peoples Drawing upon Ngugi wa Thong o, Michel Foucault, Edward Said, and numerous indigenous scholars, Smith formulates a critique of the imperial world view and of scientism that, while not entirely novel, is rarely so well s [...]

    5. Woah.The speed with which I gobbled this book up a matter of hours tells any reader than enough about my capacity for knowledge acquisition and knowing power, the message the book sends to me, however, I need the rest of my life to work out and enact, of that I m sure This may be the most important book that I ve read about my position in this life as a scholar and my own research ever I m a white colonial about to embark upon a Euro centric research project that attempts a decolonized, post hu [...]

    6. It s good, but it s long on theory and short on story telling examples of colonizing and decolonizing Lots of redundancy I think Smith could accomplish the same message with half the number of pages.I particularly recommend chapter three and her discussion of authenticity I have so many stories to share about people defining how authentic I am You re not really Mexican You re not really Black You re not really American yadda yadda people who are mixed understand this pretension of being defined [...]

    7. Too many things to list I constantly use it as reference in my cross cultural studies courses, to write papers, write proposals for grants, etc regarding indigenous movement to reclaim, etc their traditional world views, take identities back, make new programs, address current social issues, etc A must read, it was heavy material for me, just conceptually, not really difficult to grasp the ideas, just so much brain stimulation happening.

    8. As I have recently conducted fieldwork with and am currently writing about a topic related to indigenous decolonization against Western power structures, I found this book to be an essential tool to help frame my thesis from a balanced perspective.

    9. I read Linda Smith s essential work in preparation for my Fulbright Fellowship to New Zealand The book is simply too important to sum up in a brief review, but suffice to say it is a useful read to anyone living, especially those of us brought up within the Western positivistic research paradigm Central to Smith s argument is the idea that too often researchers and others who work with the benefit of society in mind fail to understand the context in which they work She writes, Although most rese [...]

    10. The first part takes apart the impact of colonialism on the Maori people, and the ways that research frameworks disadvantage indigenous knowledge the second part of the book outlines a Maori centered research methodology which is by definition anti colonialist, anti capitalist, and feminist.I enjoyed this for several reasons It was a thorough interrogation of norms in knowledge production, linking all the way back to colonialism I also highly recommend it for very clear academic writing relative [...]

    11. This is an excellent and extremely readable articulation of theories and methods for use in indigenous scholarship Smith begins with a general description of the historical impulses that shape a global indignity and political formations across the globe She then moves into particular Maori practices, detailing methodological tensions it has with colonial knowledge production.

    12. This is absolutely essential reading for anyone doing ANY kind of research with indigenous peoples Since the beginning, research has always been linked to the violent and oppressive history of colonialism Even research carried out with good intentions often advances colonialist ideals and fails to value indigenous interests It is not okay to extract resources, knowledges, traditions, or anything else from indigenous peoples for the advancement of any goal, including academic tenure or the greate [...]

    13. need to reread immediately, literally required reading, thinking about what it means to do research that s actually loving and meaningful for people who ask for it

    14. This is an important book for anyone who is interested in research for social justice The book is divided into two parts Part 1 provides a critique of Western research practices and reveals its colonising underbelly The author demonstrates the imperialistic impact of racist attitudes and practices on indigenous peoples across the world that continues today In part two Linda Tuhiwal Smith, a Maori professor of research constructs a radical alternative methodology rooted in commitment to Decoloniz [...]

    15. Very overrated book on social science methodology and epistemology which, apart from endorsing the problematic legacy of Foucauldian relativism, articulates the ambivalent contradiction at the heart of most indigenous and decolonial theories one wants to preserve their apparent authenticity in this case a kind of shrewd nativist essence but simultaneously repudiates the notion of authenticity as an imperialist imposition The latter is obviously the correct interpretation, but Smith proliferates [...]

    16. Though the popularity of decolonization theory does seem to be on the wane, this is a critical book for any researcher of indigenous studies whether indigenous themselves or not Smith is forceful in her argument against traditional Western research methods and for the most part rightfully so Her evalution of the harm done to indigenous populations by research throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is particularly convincing The second half of the book I think is slightly less effectiv [...]

    17. The title speaks for itselfe really does decolonize the methods of research Smith deconstructs the way white researchers impose their views on M ori people The way Western researchers make discoveries and steal knowledge from indigenous peoples only to claim it as their own or distort the knowledge entirely Smith also argues how anthropologists often steal artifacts from indigenous communities for museums.My favorite part was when she talks about imperial knowledge versus knowledge.

    18. I had to read this book for a class It essentially encompasses the thought processes for my Native American studies degree Its not for everyone, as some people might get angry at the accusations being tossed at the social science community, especially anthropologists.

    19. Excellent reasoning for and proposing of new research methodologies by and with indigenous peoples Definite must read for educational researchers planning to work abroad, or with marginalized groups here at home.

    20. An excellent insight into the ongoing colonization of indigenous peoples through western academia An essential resource for anyone who conducts research or writing in any academic field and wishes to understand the function of subjectivity and knowledge.

    21. I recommend this book to anyone interested in understanding our role as settlers in North America and all the former colonies and rethinking Western ideology Written for an indigenous audience, it is informative and eye opening for anyone.

    22. The relationship should be one of ongoing negotiation, rather than an impenetrable blockade Sometimes I do find some of the attitudes replicated quite conflictive and alienating Compassion and solidarity is what I say, always and unconditioned.

    23. This book is a life changer I recommend it to project managers and businesspeople alike to help them understand how to structure their projects, presentations, and negotiations with their client in mind especially if that client isn t of a Western oriented philosophical background.

    24. this book is incredibly dense and hard to read, but it s also really important smith really disects what it means to be an other, and the ways in which research of indigenous peoples tends to destroy their identities.

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