Special Issue: Popular Music, Decolonization, and Indigenous Studies


  • Kirsten Zemke University of Auckland
  • Arcia Tecun University of Auckland


Decolonization, Indigeneity, Coloniality


Introduction to the Special Issue on Popular Music, Decolonization and Indigenous Studies

Author Biography

Arcia Tecun, University of Auckland

Arcia Tecun is the pen name of Daniel Hernandez. Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Auckland.



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Further reading:

Césaire, A. 1955. Discourse on Colonialism. Trans. Joan Pinkham (1972). New York: Monthly Review Press.

Cusicanqui, S. R. 2012. Ch'ixinakax utxiwa: A Reflection on the Practices and Discourses of Decolonization. South Atlantic Quarterly 111(1): 95-109.

Fanon, F. —

Black Skin, White Masks. London: Paladin.

Wretched of the Earth. Translated by Richard Philcox (1961). New York: Grove.

Freire, P. 1996. Pedagogy of the Oppressed (revised). New York: Continuum.

Mar, T. B. 2016. Decolonisation and the Pacific. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Smith, L. T. 2021. Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples. London: Zed Books Ltd.

Todd, Z. An Indigenous Feminist's take on the ontological Turn: ‘Ontology’ is just another Word for Colonialism. Journal of Historical Sociology 29(1): 4-22.

Wa Thiong'o, N. 1992. Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature. Nairobi: East African Publishers.

Whyte, K. 2020. Too late for Indigenous Climate Justice: Ecological and Relational Tipping Points. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 11(1/e603): 1-7.

Wolfe, P. 2006. Settler Colonialism and the Elimination of the Native. Journal of genocide research 8(4): 387-409.