Participating in Development

Author: Alan Bicker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134514042
Format: PDF, Kindle
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Landscape Process And Power

Author: Serena Heckler
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857456148
Format: PDF, ePub
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In recent years, the field of study variously called local, indigenous or traditional environmental knowledge (TEK) has experienced a crisis brought about by the questioning of some of its basic assumptions. This has included reassessing notions that scientific methods can accurately elicit and describe TEK or that incorporating it into development projects will improve the physical, social or economic well-being of marginalized peoples. The contributors to this volume argue that to accurately and appropriately describe TEK, the historical and political forces that have shaped it, as well as people’s day-to-day engagement with the landscape around them must be taken into account. TEK thus emerges, not as an easily translatable tool for development experts, but as a rich and complex element of contemporary lives that should be defined and managed by indigenous and local peoples themselves.

Indigenous Studies and Engaged Anthropology

Author: Professor Paul Sillitoe
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472403088
Format: PDF
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Advancing the rising field of engaged or participatory anthropology that is emerging at the same time as increased opposition from Indigenous peoples to research, this book offers critical reflections on research approaches to-date. The engaged approach seeks to change the researcher-researched relationship fundamentally, to make methods more appropriate and beneficial to communities by involving them as participants in the entire process from choice of research topic onwards. The aim is not only to change power relationships, but also engage with non-academic audiences.

Development and Local Knowledge

Author: Alan Bicker
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415318262
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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There is a revolution happening in the practice of anthropology. A new field of 'indigenous knowledge' is emerging, which aims to make local voices hear and ensure that development initiatives meet the needs of indigenous people. Development and Local Knowledge focuses on two major challenges that arise in the discussion of indigenous knowledge - its proper definition and the methodologies appropriate to the exploitation of local knowledge. These concerns are addressed in a range of ethnographic contexts.

Careers in applied anthropology in the 21st century

Author: Carla Guerron-Montero
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The NAPA Bulletin series is dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policy applications of anthropological knowledge and methods. NAPA Bulletins are peer reviewed, and are distributed free of charge as a benefit of NAPA membership. The NAPA Bulletin seeks to: facilitate the sharing of information among practitioners, academics, and students be a useful document for practitioners contribute to the professional development of anthropologists seeking practitioner positions support the general interests of practitioners both within and outside the academy