Fracturing the Colonial Paradigm: Indigenous Epistemologies and Methodologies

Method(e)s: African Review of Social Sciences Methodology, Special Issue: Epistemological Fractures in a Globalised World. 2(1-2), 62-78, 2017, DOI: 10.1080/23754745.2017.1354548 Published online

21 Pages Posted: 3 Jan 2018

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Chris Cunneen

Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research,University of Technology Sydney; University of New South Wales, School of Social Sciences; James Cook University - Cairns Campus

Simone Rowe

University of New South Wales (UNSW), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Students

Juan Tauri

Independent

Date Written: December 14, 2017

Abstract

This article explores the epistemological and methodological challenges posed by Indigenous peoples to the sociology of deviance, and in particular the field of criminology. The article argues that there has emerged a comprehensive challenge by Indigenous intellectuals and activists to Western social science paradigms. We set out the major concerns of Indigenous scholars, including the fundamental importance of colonialism, the role of Indigenous human rights in research, and the significance Indigenous ontologies, epistemologies and research ethics.

Keywords: Indigenous peoples, Indigenous research, colonialism, epistemology, methodology, sociology of deviance, criminology

Suggested Citation

Cunneen, Chris and Rowe, Simone and Tauri, Juan, Fracturing the Colonial Paradigm: Indigenous Epistemologies and Methodologies (December 14, 2017). Method(e)s: African Review of Social Sciences Methodology, Special Issue: Epistemological Fractures in a Globalised World. 2(1-2), 62-78, 2017, DOI: 10.1080/23754745.2017.1354548 Published online. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3093719

Chris Cunneen (Contact Author)

Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research,University of Technology Sydney ( email )

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University of New South Wales, School of Social Sciences ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

James Cook University - Cairns Campus ( email )

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Cairns, Queensland 4870
Australia

Simone Rowe

University of New South Wales (UNSW), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Students ( email )

Sydney
Australia

Juan Tauri

Independent ( email )

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