Call for Papers: The proliferation of models: methods, models and new paradigms in Pacific Indigenous research

The proliferation of models: methods, models and new paradigms in Pacific Indigenous research, ASAO Meeting 2019, Auckland, February 13th–16th

Co-organisers: Sa’ilau Suaalii-Sauni, Albert L Refiti

The proliferation of models is a talanoa session for scholars to present and discuss the multitude of methods and models currently in use and applied in Pacific research. We aim to explore what part these methods play in the larger decolonial project that is currently underway by attempting to describe, critique and unpack how they are being used to understand what type of new knowledge (if any) is being produced by them. Some of these methods and models include kaupapa Māori (Smith), kakala (Helu-Thaman), talanoa (Halapua, Vaioleti), su’ifefiloi (Figiel, Silipa), fa’afaletui (Tamasese ET AL), teu le vā (Anae ET AL), tāvaism (Māhina, Ka’ili ET AL), tāuhi vā (Ka’ili), malie/mafana (Manuatu), fonofale (Pulotu-Endermann) to name a few. We invite researchers and scholars to present their Pacific Indigenous research, fieldwork or ethnography that uses an existing Pacific Indigenous model or a proposed new Pacific Indigenous model as a methodology for gathering and synthesising their research. We especially welcome papers that deal with new and emerging methods, models or paradigms for doing research in the Pacific.

Send the organisers an email if you’re interested, and an abstract later, if you want to be part of the session.

Albert L Refiti

Tamasailau Suaalii-Sauni

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