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ERIC Number: EJ1198482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0111
Privilege, Decentring and the Challenge of Being (Non-) Indigenous in the Study of Indigenous Issues
Olsen, Torjer A.
Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, v47 n2 p206-215 Dec 2018
There are acceptable ways of studying Indigenous issues as a non-Indigenous scholar. Still, the role and identity of the scholar is important and debated within the study of Indigenous issues. The purpose of this article is to accept, but explore the premise of a distinction between Indigenous and non-Indigenous. I claim the possibility of taking a "decentred" space within Indigenous studies and move towards a methodological and theoretical foundation that is informed by scholars with different stances and backgrounds. A key approach is the intersectional approach to privilege. Neither privilege/oppression, Indigenous/non-Indigenous, nor insider/outsider are binary relations. From Indigenous methodologies such as kaupapa Maori, I emphasise, in particular, the local starting point, arguing that this is the way to transfer relevant issues to a bigger context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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