Working Session: Proliferation of Models
Organizers: Albert L Refiti and Tamasa‘ilau Suaalii-Sauni
The two sessions so far discussed the multitude of methods and models currently in use and applied in Pacific research. In this workshop we aim to reconnect with some of the participants from the 2019 Auckland meeting and to continue the discussions regarding the publication options for the session.
As a reminder we are exploring what part the established and emerging methods play in the larger decolonial project that is currently underway. 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), Mana Moana (Mila) to name a few.
We still have places for those who want to join us in this workshop session for researchers and scholars to present their research, fieldwork or ethnography that uses an existing Indigenous Pacific model or a proposed new Indigenous Pacific model as a method(ology) for gathering and synthesising research. We especially welcome papers that deal with new and emerging methods, models or paradigms for doing research in the Pacific.
For more information, please contact Albert Refiti, Auckland University of Technology <firstname.lastname@example.org> or Tamasa‘ilau Suaalii-Sauni <email@example.com>