Really pleased to have negotiated with Deborah Poff that the Journal of Academic Ethics will carry a Special Issue dedicated to Critical and Indigenous Perspectives on Research Ethics in the Social Sciences. I’ll be working as a guest editor with Martin Tolich and Barry Poata Smith to select papers from the international Ethics in Practice Conference held at Otago University in May 2015. This Conference follows on from the Ethics Rupture Summit run in Canada in 2012. The three themes of the New Zealand conference were: Ethical Surprises in Research Practice; the Indigenous Context in Research Practice; and a review of The 2012 New Brunswick Declaration.
The theme for the Special Issue, critical and indigenous perspectives on social science research ethics, is not one that has attracted much attention in the research ethics field and certainly not from the research ethics journals, with the nearest comparisons being the superb handbooks by Mertens and Ginsberg (2008), and Denzin, Lincoln and Smith (2009). Mertens and Ginsberg’s collection was ground-breaking in placing indigenous and critical challenges to principlism at the centre of the work and, like Denzin et al., offering a broad range of international perspectives. We also look forward to Will van den Hoonaard and Ann Hamilton’s collection from the 2012 Summit which is now ‘in press’ with University of Toronto Press (admittedly, partly because Gary Allen, Colin Thomson and I have a chapter in it!).
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Israel, M (2015, 7 June) Critical and Indigenous Perspectives on Research Ethics in the Social Sciences. AHRECS Blog. Retrieved from https://ahrecs.com/human-research-ethics/critical-and-indigenous-perspectives-on-research-ethics-in-the-social-sciences