Indigenous Knowledge and Learning in Asia/Pacific and Africa: Perspectives on Development, Education, and Culture by D. Kapoor

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Based on the research and relationships of primarily diasporic and indigenous authors, this interdisciplinary collection on indigenous knowledge and learning is a rare attempt at bringing together indigenous perspectives on development, education and culture and related indigenist-critiques of compulsory modernization, neoliberalism and colonialism from the Asia/Pacific and African contexts of indigeneity. Organized in relation to perspectives on knowledge and learning concerning development, formal education, communicative mediums, and gender and health, this collection foregrounds the rich insights and contributions of indigeneity from India, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Taiwan, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Nepal, Sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania, Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana.

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Dip Kapoor is Associate Professor of International Education in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada and Research Associate at the Center for Research and Development Solidarity (CRDS), an Adivasi-Dalit people's organization in India. He is editor/co-editor of the following book collections...
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Title:Indigenous Knowledge and Learning in Asia/Pacific and Africa: Perspectives on Development…Format:HardcoverDimensions:284 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:October 18, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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Indigenous knowledge and learning in Asia/Pacific and Africa: Perspectives on development, education and culture--Dip Kapoor & Edward Shizha * PART I: DEVELOPMENT * Learning from Adivasi (original dweller) political-ecological expositions of development: Claims on forests, land and place in India--Dip Kapoor * Indigenous incitements--Kaushik Ghosh * Against the flow: Maori knowledge and self-determination struggles confront neoliberal globalization in Aotearoa/New Zealand--Aziz Choudry * Ethnic minorities, indigenous knowledge, and livelihoods: Struggle for survival in Southeastern Bangladesh--Bijoy Barua * Animals, ghosts and ancestors: Traditional knowledge of Truku hunters on Formosa--Scott Simon * Development enterprises and encounters with the Dayak and Moi communities in Indonesia--Ehsanul Haque * PART II: FORMAL EDUCATION * Rethinking and reconstituting indigenous knowledge and voices in the academy in Zimbabwe: A decolonization process--Edward Shizha * Education, economic and cultural modernization, and the Newars of Nepal--Deepa Shakya * PART III: LEARNING AND COMMUNICATIVE MEDIUMS * Clash of oralities and textualities: The colonization of the communicative space in Sub-Saharan Africa--Ali Abdi * Autonomy and video mediation: Dalitbahujan women’s utopian knowledge production--Sourayan Mookerjea * Voicing our roots: A critical review of indigenous media and knowledge in Bengal--Sudhangshu Sekhar Roy & Rayyan Hassan * PART IV: GENDER, INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE AND LEARNING * Haya women’s knowledge and learning: Addressing land estrangement in Tanzania--Christine Mhina * The Indigenous Knowledge System (IKS) of female pastoral Fulani of Northern Nigeria--Lantana Usman * PART V: HEALTH KNOWLEDGE AND LEARNING * Traditional healing practices: Conversations with herbalists in Kenya--Njoki Wane * ‘To die is honey, and to live is salt”: Indigenous epistemologies of wellness in Northern Ghana and the threat of institutionalized containment--Coleman Agyeyomah, Jonathan Langdon & Rebecca Butler

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“With a sterling cast of contributors and insightful studies of indigenous knowledge and learning, Kapoor and Shizha have assembled a volume of careful and outstanding studies. Their collection will be of use to all scholars and decision makers interested in how indigenous knowledge works.”--Arun Agrawal, Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE), University of Michigan“A profoundly illuminating and scholarly discourse on indigenous knowledge systems in an Afro-Asian and interdisciplinary context. Kapoor and Shizha have initiated a new era of cross-regional research in a text that should be of interest to development planners, historians, social scientists, and educators.”--Gloria Emeagwali, Professor of History and African Studies, Central Connecticut State University