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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/27365

Title: Analyzing Ethnographic Research on Indigenous Knowledges in Development Studies: An Anti-colonial Inquiry
Authors: Price, Hayley Yvonne
Advisor: Dei, George Jerry Sefa
Department: Sociology and Equity Studies in Education
Keywords: Indigenous knowledges
development studies
anti-colonial theory
Issue Date: 31-May-2011
Abstract: This thesis provides an anti-colonial analysis of how Indigenous knowledges have been studied and conceptualized through ethnographic research in the field of development studies. In this analysis I apply meta-ethnography within an anti-colonial discursive framework, a combination that I argue has great potential in the study of power relations in qualitative knowledge production. Firstly, this approach allows me to provide a synthesis of purposively selected ethnographies from the development studies literature; secondly, it requires that I refer to Indigenous scholars’ critical writings in the education literature to analyze development studies ethnographers’ approaches to Indigenous knowledges. The results of this analysis provide a starting point for questioning epistemological racism and colonial power relations at play in knowledge production on Indigenous knowledges in the field of development studies, with important implications for how we teach, study, and conduct research in development.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/27365
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