Decolonizing Methodologies


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Table of Contents

1. Imperialism, History, Writing and Theory
2. Research through Imperial Eyes
3. Colonizing Knowledges
4. Research Adventures on Indigenous Land
5. Notes from Down Under
6. The Indigenous People's Project: Setting a New Agenda
7. Articulating an Indigenous Research Agenda
8. Twenty-Five Indigenous Projects
9. Responding to the Imperatives of an Indigenous Agenda: A Case Study of Maori
10. Towards Developing Indigenous Methodologies: Kaupapa Maori Research
11. Choosing the Margins: The Role of Research in Indigenous Struggles for Social Justice
12. Getting the Story Right, Telling the Story Well: Indigenous Activism, Indigenous Research
Conclusion: A Personal Journey

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An essential text that critically examines the basis of Western research, and the positioning of the indigenous as 'Other.'

About the Author

Professor Smith is Vice-Chancellor with responsibilities for Maori development at the University of Waikato, as well as Dean of the School of Maori and Pacific Development.


Equips indigenous scholars with a series of methodological and political strategies for developing research that is enabling and empowering.
*Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Indigenous Studies Research Network, Queensland University of Technology*

Linda Tuhiwai Smith's trail-blazing book is one of the greatest contributions towards instilling pride and dignity in indigenous peoples all over the world.
*Harald Gaski, University of Tromsø, Norway.*

Persuasive, evocative, and enduring.
*Margaret Kovach, University of Saskatchewan*

A text of broad intellectual reach and political depth, this book transformed the fields of educational research and critical epistemology.
*Michelle Fine, City University New York*

This second edition will secure and expand the place of this book as a classic in the field of indigenous methodologies.
*Patti Lather, Ohio State University*

A landmark in the process not only of decolonizing methodology, but of decolonizing imperial Western knowledge and ways of knowing.
*Walter Mignolo, Duke University*

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