Prace Etnograficzne

Indigenous Research in Academia: Methodologies, Identities, Relations

Data publikacji: 2017

Prace Etnograficzne, 2017, Tom 45, Numer 2, s. 145 - 159



Jagna Cyganik
University of New Mexico, New Mexico, USA
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Since the publication of Decolonizing Methodologies by Linda Tuhiwai Smith in 1999, a deconstructing discussion around the role and character of indigenous research in Western academia has gained momentum. This paper provides a general overview of an indigenous research paradigm which is an umbrella term for various theoretical and methodological approaches privileging indigenous worldviews in scholarship. While recognizing a possibility to define foundational assumptions for indigenous studies, many scholars notice an inherent risk of essentialization that comes with such attempts. The development of Diné (Navajo) studies provides a specific example of how indigenous scholars construct culturally-relevant theoretical frameworks, implement culturally-appropriate methods, and negotiate their identities as members of academia and of their respective communities. The paper concludes with a brief discussion about the relations between indigenous studies and anthropology, the use of indigenous research methods in anthropology, and questions about future collaborations. 


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Informacje: Prace Etnograficzne, 2017, s. 145 - 159

Typ artykułu: Oryginalny artykuł naukowy



Indigenous Research in Academia: Methodologies, Identities, Relations


University of New Mexico, New Mexico, USA

Publikacja: 2017

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