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Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples

MAOR571-17B (NET)

30.0 points

Students will undertake a rigorous reading and seminar programme that traces the articulation, claims and discussions of indigenous consciousness, thought, knowledge, values and ethics and their applications to contemporary local and global issues such as research ethics, environmental values and cultural practices. The paper builds on work in the fields of Māori, Pacific, Indigenous studies and the interdisciplinary spaces of post colonial studies, critical theory, kaupapa Māori and mātauranga Māori. Students interested in management, community work, community transformation, institutional engagement with Māori and indigenous communities, and health ethics will find this paper enriching and relevant. Students will acquire knowledge of critical theory, indigenous theories and approaches, the ability to weigh arguments, gain skills for comparative analysis, critically engage with literature and apply research methodologies, including the collection, evaluation, and presentation of data relevant to this paper.

Assessment ratio: 1:0

Required book(s): Linda Tuhiwai Smith Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples (Zed Books)

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