Murri Way! Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders reconstruct social welfare practice

Lynn, Robyn, Thorpe, Rosamund, Miles, Debra, Cutts, Christine, Butcher, Anne, and Ford, Linda (1998) Murri Way! Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders reconstruct social welfare practice. Centre for Social Research, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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This book explores Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perceptions of their helping styles with their own people and the type of help they provide in the social welfare context. Through semi-structured depth interviews, the use of video as stimulus material and collaborative analysis with Aboriginal and Torres Islander participants, the book identifies the helping process within their own cultural communities and in particular the cultural aspects of their helping approach. In the course of this project active collaboration has occurred between indigenous and non-indigenous people in methodological and ethical processes that reflected as much as possible a political position of indigenous control of the project in relation to problem definition, choice of research methods, data analysis and use of findings.

The intent of 'Murri Way' was to provide a 'springboard' for the development of Indigenous Best Practice Models.

Readers attention is drawn to the recognition of the contribution of participant's wisdom and knowledge, page iv-vi; the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Terms of Reference, p.95; and details of the inception and aspiration of the project in Chapter 2.

Item ID: 41584
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-1-876055-37-0
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Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2016 00:21
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies @ 30%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services @ 40%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169902 Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society @ 30%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940102 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Development and Welfare @ 60%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 40%
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