Indigenous Knowledge and the Environment in Africa and North America

Indigenous Knowledge and the Environment in Africa and North America

Indigenous knowledge has become a catchphrase in global struggles for environmental justice. Yet indigenous knowledges are often viewed, incorrectly, as pure and primordial cultural artifacts. This collection draws from African and North American cases to argue that the forms of knowledge identified as "indigenous" resulted from strategies to control environmental resources during and after colonial encounters.

At times indigenous knowledges represented a "middle… (more)

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Publisher: Ohio University Press (March 01, 2012)

Collection: Series in Ecology and History

Parent ISBN: 9780821419960

Language: English


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