Participating in Development: Approaches to Indigenous Knowledge

Participating in Development: Approaches to Indigenous Knowledge

Participating in Development: Approaches to Indigenous Knowledge

Participating in Development: Approaches to Indigenous Knowledge

Synopsis

Development has too often failed to deliver on its promises to poor nations. The policies imposed from above by international agencies and state bodies have frequently not met the needs of ordinary people. Development agencies have therefore been searching for some time for alternative approaches. One of those being pioneered is 'indigenous knowledge', which aims to make local voices heard more effectively.This thought-provoking and challenging collection focuses on how anthropologists can define and use indigenous knowledge in situations where it must meet the demands of development while not compromising anthropological expectations.
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