Science And Sustainability: Learning From Indigenous Wisdom by J. HendryScience And Sustainability: Learning From Indigenous Wisdom by J. Hendry

Science And Sustainability: Learning From Indigenous Wisdom

byJ. Hendry

Paperback | September 18, 2014

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Indigenous peoples have passed down vital knowledge for generations from which local plants help cure common ailments, to which parts of the land are unsuitable for buildings because of earthquakes. Here, Hendry examines science through these indigenous roots, problematizing the idea that Western science is the only type that deserves that name.
Joy Hendry is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She specializes in the study of Japan, but has also done fieldwork in Morocco, Canada and Mexico, and has made recent visits to China, Indonesia, Nepal and Uzbekistan. She is the author of many books including Wrapping Culture: Politeness, Presentation a...
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Title:Science And Sustainability: Learning From Indigenous WisdomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:199 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.43 inPublished:September 18, 2014Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Fire and Water: Sustaining the Land 2. Making a Sustainable Living 3. Architecture and House Building 4. Health and Death 5. Calendars and Climate Change 6. Astronomy and Navigation Skills 7. Physics and Mathematics 8. Technology and Sustainability 9. Facing Both Ways Conclusion: "Seeing through Both Eyes" Science

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Indigenous peoples have passed down vital knowledge for generations from which local plants help cure common ailments, to which parts of the land are unsuitable for buildings because of earthquakes. Here, Hendry examines science through these indigenous roots, problematizing the idea that Western science is the only type that deserves that name."Science and Sustainability offers hope for the planet. Hendry argues that the traditions of the world's indigeneous peoples can help us to tackle the many global problems that face us and help to build a sustainable world." - David Peat, Director of the Pari Center for New Learning, Italy and author of Blackfoot Physics"Joy Hendry argues that Western science alone cannot ensure sustainable living for the future. In this fascinating, thought-provoking, and very readable study, based upon years of meticulous original research, she invites us to redefine our concept of 'science' in a way that can incorporate insights drawn from many cultures around the globe. She suggests that such a co-operative approach to solving the world's problems is the best way forward." - Allan Chapman, Historian of Science, Oxford University, UK"Drawing on extensive fieldwork, Joy Hendry provides an insightful and engaging account of the knowledge developed by indigenous communities and the ways in which it continues to underpin cultural practice in societies all around the world. Science and Sustainability is a must for anyone interested in the history, definition, study, and representation of science." - Marcel Vellinga, author of Constituting Unity and Difference: Vernacular Architecture in a Minangkabau Village (2004)