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dc.contributor.authorCole-Hawthorne, Rachael
dc.description.abstractIn 2012, I undertook a PhD to explore what happens when Aboriginal Australian understandings of the concept of Country are addressed in land-use planning in the peri-urban geographical space. Previous research in this area largely relies on analysis of formal and informal textual data and semi-structured interviews without questioning whether and how these methods represent a Traditional Custodian understanding of Country. While my study analysed a variety of sources, it also sought for a Traditional Custodian understanding of Country to be present in my interviews with those involved in land-use policy and practice. This account shows how semi-structured interviewing can be adapted to centre the knowledge and values of Traditional Custodian interviewees; I have termed these Traditional Custodian interviews. This case study illustrates some of the contextual and methodological challenges that arose during my 3-year PhD project. It gives insight into the complexities of conducting interviews to elicit culturally appropriate data, which can lead to a broader consideration of the power differentials between a non-Indigenous interviewer and Traditional Custodian interviewees. Particular attention is paid to the value of Country as a method of drawing on more meaningful representations of Traditional Custodian opinions and understandings for the research project.
dc.publisherSage Pubications
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleSAGE Research Methods Cases
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhysical Geography and Environmental Geoscience not elsewhere classified
dc.titleTraditional Custodian Interviews: Traditional Custodian Country in Land-Use Planning Research
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB2 - Chapters (Other)
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
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gro.griffith.authorCole-Hawthorne, Rachael

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