Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts, Second Edition

By Margaret Kovach

© 2021

Indigenous Methodologies is a groundbreaking text. Since its original publication in 2009, it has become the most trusted guide used in the study of Indigenous methodologies and has been adopted in university courses around the world. It provides a conceptual framework for implementing Indigenous methodologies and serves as a useful entry point for those wishing to learn more broadly about Indigenous research.

The second edition incorporates new literature along with substantial updates, including a thorough discussion of Indigenous theory and analysis, new chapters on community partnership and capacity building, an added focus on oracy and other forms of knowledge dissemination, and a renewed call to decolonize the academy. The second edition also includes discussion questions to enhance classroom interaction with the text. In a field that continues to grow and evolve, and as universities and researchers strive to learn and apply Indigenous-informed research, this important new edition introduces readers to the principles and practices of Indigenous methodologies.

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An innovative and important contribution to Indigenous research approaches, this revised second edition provides a framework for conducting Indigenous methodologies, serving as an entry point to learn more broadly about Indigenous research.

Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts, Second Edition

By Margaret Kovach

© 2021

Indigenous Methodologies is a groundbreaking text. Since its original publication in 2009, it has become the most trusted guide used in the study of Indigenous methodologies and has been adopted in university courses around the world. It provides a conceptual framework for implementing Indigenous methodologies and serves as a useful entry point for those wishing to learn more broadly about Indigenous research.

The second edition incorporates new literature along with substantial updates, including a thorough discussion of Indigenous theory and analysis, new chapters on community partnership and capacity building, an added focus on oracy and other forms of knowledge dissemination, and a renewed call to decolonize the academy. The second edition also includes discussion questions to enhance classroom interaction with the text. In a field that continues to grow and evolve, and as universities and researchers strive to learn and apply Indigenous-informed research, this important new edition introduces readers to the principles and practices of Indigenous methodologies.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 328 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    "Reading this second edition is like visiting with a dear friend, over a cup of tea, to recount stories, teachings, and insights. When the visit is over the friends depart after telling many favourite and new stories. In this telling and listening, the friends strengthen and stretch their bonds. With this visit, they learn powerful new teachings and are inspired with deeper research insights about doing Indigenous methodologies in good ways."


    Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem, Professor Emeritus of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia

    "Writing to teach others about Indigenous knowledge requires authors to build a relationship with the reader. Margaret Kovach invites us to join her in conversation about Indigenous methodologies – accepting her invitation has helped to strengthen my own understanding and relationship with the theory and practice of Indigenous research. "


    Shawn Wilson, author of Research Is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods
  • Author Information

    Margaret Kovach is a Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia.
  • Table of contents

    Prologue

    Introduction

    Part I
    Chapter 1 - Indigenous Methodologies and Qualitative Inquiry
    Chapter 2 - Indigenous Conceptual Framing in Indigenous Methodologies

    Part II
    Chapter 3 - Epistemology and Research:  Centring Tribal Knowledge
    Chapter 4 - Indigenous Ethics and Axiology:  MiĆ½o (A Good Way)
    Chapter 5 - Engaging the Community
    Chapter 6 - Situating Self, Culture, and Purpose in Indigenous Methodologies

    Part III
    Chapter 7 - Indigenous Theorizing
    Chapter 8 - Story and Method in Indigenous Methodologies
    Chapter 9 - Interpretation and Working with the Findings
    Chapter 10 - Mobilizing the Findings:  Representation, Oral Dissemination & Giving Back

    Part IV
    Chapter 11- A Call to Decolonizing the Academy

    Concluding Thoughts

    References

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