The San people of southern Africa: Where ethics codes for researching indigenous people could fail them

There is a long and often complicated history of researchers studying Indigenous people. In 1999, the education scholar Linda Tuhiwai-Smith, in her book “Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples, “emphasized the colonial character of much research. She warned that it “brings with it a new wave of exploration, discovery, exploitation and appropriation.”

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