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CAUT Bulletin Archives

September 2005

Research as Resistance: Critical, Indigenous and Anti-Oppressive Approaches

Leslie Brown & Susan Strega, eds. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc., 2005; 312 pp; ISBN: 1-55130-275-6, paper $39.95 ca.
Intended as a senior undergraduate and graduate text, Research as Resistance brings together the theory and practice of critical, Indigenous, and antioppressive approaches to social science research. The book pursues some of the ontological and epistemological considerations involved in such research, including theorizing the self of the researcher, and offers exemplars across a range of methodologies, including institutional ethnography, narrative autobiography, storytelling 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.
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