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Title: Development and Local Knowledge
Authors: Bicker, Alan
Alan Bicker, Paul Sillitoe and Johan Pottier
Keywords: Conservation and Agriculture
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Description: There is a change happening in the practice of applied anthropology. A new field of ‘indigenous knowledge’ is emerging which aims to make local voices heard and ensure that development initiatives meet the needs of ordinary people. Indigenous knowledge, an aspect of participatory approaches to devel- opment, offers an alternative to schemes and strategies that are imposed on lesser developed countries by international agencies and state organizations. The philosophy behind the indigenous knowledge initiative is straight- forward. It is based on the belief that effective assistance will benefit from some understanding of local knowledge and practices, by promoting culturally appro- priate and sustainable interventions.
ISBN: 0-203-67091-4
Appears in Collections:Environmental and Development Studies

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