ERIC Number: EJ849210
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
The Search for Emerging Decolonizing Methodologies in Qualitative Research: Further Strategies for Liberatory and Democratic Inquiry
Lincoln, Yvonna S.; Gonzalez y Gonzalez, Elsa M.
Qualitative Inquiry, v14 n5 p784-805 2008
Many non-Western and non-English-speaking scholars express the need for supporting a methodological approach that foregrounds the voices of nationals and locals (or indigenous peoples). Supporting this stance, Western scholars will reach out in democratic and liberatory ways that effect research collaboration, helping to foster social justice and locally desired change. This article supports this search via presenting some methodological strategies culled from six different cases of cross-cultural and cross-language research in which both Western and non-Western scholars were involved and/or collaborated. A comparative study of the inquiries themselves, with follow-up interviews with their U.S.-based authors, is the strategy that has been chosen to respond to this search for additional, emerging methodological and narrative approaches to cross-cultural/cross-national research that is useful to both local and Western scholars equally.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Qualitative Research, Indigenous Populations, Comparative Analysis, Indigenous Knowledge, Democratic Values, Cross Cultural Studies, Interviews, Social Change, Graduate Study, Spanish, Academic Discourse, Social Environment, Ethnography, Research Methodology, Critical Theory, Epistemology, Educational Philosophy, Social Attitudes, College Environment, Bilingualism, Sociolinguistics, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United States