Decolonizing methodologies and the reversal of colonial logic: implications for non-Indigenous nursing lecturers and nursing researchers

Kieran Edmond James*

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Abstract

This article exists as a call for decolonizing methodologies and the reversal of colonial logic. Drawing in part on my own ethnographic research on soccer in the Fiji Islands and popular music and society in Indonesia, I explain how local study participants can and should be encouraged to operate as co-interviewers and co-researchers so that the project has an Indigenous flavour and orientation and functions in terms of Indigenous understandings of relationships, practices, and values. The last section of the article draws out the implications of decolonizing methodologies for nursing lecturers and nursing researchers in the Global South. Based on three short cases, I conclude that decolonizing logic means that, first and foremost, we learn to choose and want to choose the Fiji logic while not necessarily despising the Western logic but putting it below or in parenthesis. We might need to remember it if and when we go home!
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-38
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Frontiers in Science and Technology Research
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Dec 2023

Keywords

  • decolonizing methodologies
  • European knowledge
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Indigenous understandings
  • nursing research

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