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Ethnic and Cultural Dimensions of Knowledge (Hardcover)

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This book presents theoretical and methodical discussions on local knowledge and indigenous knowledge. It examines educational attainment of ethnic minorities, race and politics in educational systems, and the problem of losing indigenous knowledge. It comprises a broad range of case studies about specifics of local knowledge from several regions of the world, reflecting the interdependence of norms, tradition, ethnic and cultural identities, and knowledge. The contributors explore gaps between knowledge and agency, address questions of the social distribution of knowledge, consider its relation to communal activities, and inquire into the relation and intersection of knowledge assemblages at local, national, and global scales. The book highlights the relevance of local and indigenous knowledge and discusses implications for educational and developmental politics. It provides ideas and a cross-disciplinary scientific background for scholars, students, and professionals including NGO activists, and policy-makers.
Genre: Social Science, Science
Sub-Genre: Earth Sciences / Geography, Human Geography, Study + Teaching
Series Title: Knowledge and Space
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: November 6, 2015
TCIN: 50668756
UPC: 9783319218991
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-1520
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