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Australian Indigenous Knowledge and the Globalising Social Sciences

Christie, Michael (2015). Australian Indigenous Knowledge and the Globalising Social Sciences. Journal of Glocal Studies,2:93-104.

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IRMA ID 84278914xPUB7
Title Australian Indigenous Knowledge and the Globalising Social Sciences
Author Christie, Michael
Journal Name Journal of Glocal Studies
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 2
ISSN 2188-6091   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 93
End Page 104
Total Pages 12
Place of Publication Japan
Publisher Seijo University
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract The knowledge practices of ndigenous people may provide valuable insights and strategies in our struggle to understand the processes and effects of globalisation on the socials ciences and humanities. This paper begins with a close look at two ceremonial concepts belonging to the Yolŋu Australian Aboriginal people which have been offered as conceptual devices for understanding a social knowledge practice which is pragmatic and local. Understanding these concepts as metaphysical underpinnings to a particular performative epistemology provides analytical framings whereby alternatives can be discerned to the globalising social sciences and humanities. Using a case study of work about human rights, the paper concludes with a renewed definition of social science in postcolonial knowledge work.
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