Australian Aboriginal Studies: foreword

Nakata, Martin (2013) Australian Aboriginal Studies: foreword. Australian Aboriginal Studies (2). pp. 2-7.

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[Extract] I think it fair to say that almost all Indigenous people in Australia who undertake postgraduate research, especially doctorates, are on a personal journey, as well as a scholarly one. Perhaps this is true generally with non-Indigenous people, as well, but I think for us there is an enormous personal investment in the content of our research and not just in the process and commitment involved in completing a research degree. The content is often emotional and attached to our own, or our fami¬lies’, personal histories precisely because we seek to explore issues that have arisen in our experi¬ences of colonialism and which gnaw away at our sense of ourselves or our sense of justice. I have made this journey as a postgraduate researcher, and in this foreword I have been asked to reflect on how I came to the field of research, to offer some observations of Indigenous research and approaches to postgraduate research theses, and to provide some guidance on some of the issues.

Item ID: 51033
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 0729-4352
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Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2017 02:10
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 100%
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