Decolonizing Research: Collaborating with Indigenist, Posthuman, and New Materialist Perspectives

Wendy Somerville, Bethaney Turner, Kerrianne Markulin

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Decolonizing research practices question Western cultural normativity and work
to expand the perspectives of academic research through inclusion of First
Nations ontological, epistemological, axiological, and methodological perspectives in research design, enactment, and outputs. Indigenist Research frameworks
necessitate that research is carried out with, not on, First Nations Australians. The
use of methodological tools, such as yarning and storying, that aim to disrupt the
researcher/research power dynamic and emphasize relationality are critical to
decolonizing research efforts. These Indigenist Research approaches can also
be brought into conversation with new materialist and posthuman theoretical
approaches to develop decolonizing research practices that are attentive to multispecies and multisensorial entangled encounters.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Social Inclusion
Subtitle of host publicationResearch and Practices in Health and Social Sciences
EditorsPranee Liamputtong
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783030482770
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021


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