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Research as resistance critical, indigenous, and anti-oppressive approaches

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  • Contributor: Brown, Leslie Allison; Strega, Susan

    This book brings together the theory and practice of anti-oppressive approaches to social science research. It is a work that will have a place in the classroom, as well as on the desks of researchers in agencies, governments, and private consulting practice. The first section of the book is devoted to the ontological and epistemological considerations involved in such research, including theorizing the self of the researcher.

    The second section of the book offers exemplars across a range of methodologies, including institutional ethnography, narrative autobiography, storytelling and Indigenous research, and participatory action research.

    This is a unique text in that it describes both theoretical foundations and practical applications, and because all of the featured researchers occupy marginalized locations. It is also firmly anchored in the Canadian context.

    • Transgressive possibilities / Leslie Brown and Susan Strega
    • Emerging from the margins: Indigenous methodologies / Margaret Kovach
    • Situating anti-oppressive theories within critical and difference-centered perspectives / Mehmoona Moosa-Mitha
    • Stepping off the road: A narrative (of) inquiry / Sally A. Kimpson
    • Putting ourselves forward: Location in Aboriginal reseach / Kathy Absolon and Cam Willett
    • Interrupting positions: Critical thresholds and queer pro-positions / Fairn herising
    • Supporting young people's transitions from care: Reflections on doing participatory action research with youth from care / Deb Rutman, Carol Hubberstey, April Barlow, and Erinn Brown
    • Wife Rena Teary / Rena Miller
    • The view from the poststructural margins: Epistemology and methodology reconsidered / Susan Strega
    • Honouring the oral traditions of my ancestors through storytelling / Qwul'sih'yah'maht, Robina Anne Thomas
    • Becoming an anti-oppressive researcher / Karen Potts and Leslie Brown.
    Original Publisher: Toronto : Canadian Scholars' Press, 2005
    Language(s): English