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Societies 2016, 6(4), 34; doi:10.3390/soc6040034

Indigenous Research and Romantic Nationalism

School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF10 3WT, Wales, UK
Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Agder, Service Box 422, 4604 Kristiansand, Norway
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Academic Editors: Madine VanderPlaat and Giampietro Gobo
Received: 3 August 2016 / Revised: 14 November 2016 / Accepted: 15 November 2016 / Published: 21 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Decolonizing Methodologies)
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In recent years, “indigenous research” and “indigenous methods” have become prominent themes in the general field of qualitative methodology. These ideas and their implications raise serious questions for the wider conduct of social research. We will outline some of those ideas, subjecting them to scrutiny, and ultimately using them to question the rise of Romanticism in contemporary social methodology. We develop these ideas to question the contemporary emphasis on the personal and the experiential in current methodological commentary. View Full-Text
Keywords: indigenous research; qualitative methodology; romanticism; local methods; local traditions; knowledge creation; categories indigenous research; qualitative methodology; romanticism; local methods; local traditions; knowledge creation; categories
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