In between worlds: Place, experience, and research in Indigenous geography

Soren C. Larsen, Jay T. Johnson

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In this introduction to the special issue, we explore how the experience of on-the-ground research in Indigenous geography transforms Native and non-Native practitioners by challenging, reworking, and ultimately expanding their existential, social, and conceptual understandings of place. Following a brief overview of contemporary work in the area of Indigenous geography, the essay unpacks this process of place-based metamorphosis with specific reference to the contributions that appear in the volume. As part of this discussion, we identify the epistemological, methodological, and ethical implications of candid and critical reflection on the relationship between place and experience in Indigenous approaches to geographic research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Cultural Geography
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • epistemology
  • ethics
  • Indigenous research
  • methodology
  • place


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