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Ethics in Indigenous Research: Past Experiences - Future Challenges
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Sami Research. (Arcum)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1143-9425
2016 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Ethics in research related to Indigenous peoples has, over recent decades, been increasingly discussed in a global context. Decolonizing theories and methods have gained legitimacy and prestige, and Indigenous scholarship has challenged mainstream research by adding novel perspectives and critical standpoints that encourage researchers of all origins to reflect upon their own positions within the colonial academic and social structures in which they work. This development has taken different directions and occurred at different speeds depending on local, regional and national settings. In a Swedish Sami research context, we are now in a time when it is clear that things are moving and discussions on research ethics are taking place on a more regular basis. This publication is one example of that. In Sweden, it is the first one in English that addresses ethics in Sami and indigenous research and this will, hopefully, facilitate collaborations, comparisons and discussions on an international scale.

The book is based on some of the contributions to the international workshop Ethics in Indigenous Research, Past Experiences – Future Challenges that was held in Umeå in March 2014. The workshop gathered together around fifty scholars from different parts of Sápmi and abroad, and aimed to move forward Indigenous research ethics in Sweden by highlighting and addressing research ethics related to the Sami and Indigenous research field. It is hoped that this book will serve as an inspiration, a critique, and an illustration of where discussions are heading in a Nordic, and more specifically, Swedish context. It is intended to function as a foundation for future ethical discussions at different levels, in national and international settings both within and outside academia.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Vaartoe - Centre for Sami Research , 2016, 1. , 205 p.
Samiska studier, ISSN 1651-5153 ; 7
Keyword [en]
Ethics, Indigenous, Sami, Indigenous methodologies, Research ethics
Keyword [sv]
Etik, Urfolk, Samer, Urfolksmetodologi, Forskningsetik
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-119987ISBN: 978-91-7601-457-8 (print)OAI: diva2:943266
Available from: 2016-06-27 Created: 2016-05-04 Last updated: 2016-11-17Bibliographically approved

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