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Thursday, November 7 • 9:10am - 10:10am
Decolonizing Methodologists: Critical reflections on anti-colonial research I

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There is a move to decolonize methodologies across the social sciences. Such approaches are attuned to colonial histories and social formations, and often provide researchers with theories, guidelines, tools and methods of data collection/analysis necessary to deconstruct colonial hierarchies and epistemologies in and through research. As scholars who have attempted to approach our research in this way, we submit that such approaches are useful, but also insufficient. In addition to decolonizing methodologies, what is needed is for researchers (i.e. the methodologists) to decolonize their own experiences, subjectivities, histories in, and complicity with colonialism and imperialism in its various forms, particularly for the ways in which such experiences inform and even infiltrate the research process. In this session, we invite presentations that offer such reflections, with particular consideration of how sharing such experiences might support the sociology of sport community in continuing the work of decolonizing our research.


Presenters:
Jay Johnson, Bree Langlais, Madeline Ponask, & Aaron Fontaine
Samuel Clevenger
Tavis Smith

Thursday November 7, 2019 9:10am - 10:10am EST
Albemarle Hall

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