Indigenous Women’s Voices : 20 Years on from Linda Tuhiwai Smith’s Decolonizing Methodologies


by Lee, Emma, Evans, Jen, Smith, Linda Tuhiwai


by Lee, Emma, Evans, Jen, Smith, Linda Tuhiwai | Australia
Published 21/10/2021 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (Zed Books Ltd) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 248 pages

When Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples ByLinda Tuhiwai Smith was first published it ignited a passion for researchchange that respected Indigenous peoples, knowledges and campaigned to reclaim indigenousways of knowing and being. At a time when Indigenous voices were marginalisedDecolonizing Methodologies advocatedan Indigenous viewpoint that represented the daily struggle to be heard and tofind a place in academia for Indigenous peoples. ProfessorSmith’s ground-breaking text has been a key influence in highlighting thehistorical harms and barriers from Western research, as much as a handbook forthe everyday attempts to decolonize research from an Indigenous perspective.

Twentyyears on this collection celebrates the positive, shifting ground anddemonstrates a breadth and depth of how Indigenous writers are shaping thepost-colonial research worlds today. Showcasing contributions from Indigenousfemale researchers this collection offers the much needed academic space todistinguish methodological approaches and overcome the novelty confines ofbeing marginal voices.