Striving for a common language: A white feminist parallel to Indigenous ways of knowing and researching

dé Ishtar, Zohl (2005) Striving for a common language: A white feminist parallel to Indigenous ways of knowing and researching. Women's Studies International Forum, 28 5: 357-368. doi:10.1016/j.wsif.2005.05.006


Author dé Ishtar, Zohl
Title Striving for a common language: A white feminist parallel to Indigenous ways of knowing and researching
Journal name Women's Studies International Forum   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0277-5395
Publication date 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.wsif.2005.05.006
Volume 28
Issue 5
Start page 357
End page 368
Total pages 12
Place of publication Oxford
Publisher Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject C1
370106 Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
749999 Education and training not elsewhere classified
Abstract In Striving Towards a Common Language I outline an innovative methodology which consists of three strands encompassing an Indigenous-centred approach based on Indigenous Self-determination (participatory action research), relationship as central to socio-cultural dynamics, and feminist phenomenology. This methodology - which I call Living On the Ground was created in direct concert with 13 Indigenous women elders who were my hosts, teachers and walytja (family) as we worked together to create a dynamic cultural revitalisation project for their community, one of Australia's most remote Aboriginal settlements. I explain the processes I went through as a White Irish-Australian woman living with the women elders and their 11 dogs in a one room tin shed for two years, and tell of how the nexus of land, Ancestors, and the Tjukurrpa (Dreaming) combined with White cultural practices came to inspire a methodology which took the best from Indigenous and (White) feminist ways of knowing and of being. (c) 2005 Z. de Ishtar. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Women's Studies
Q-Index Code C1

 
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