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Indigenous Knowledges in Global Contexts: Multiple Readings of Our Worlds / Edition 1
     

Indigenous Knowledges in Global Contexts: Multiple Readings of Our Worlds / Edition 1

by George J. Sefa Dei
 

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ISBN-10: 0802080596

ISBN-13: 2900802080591

Pub. Date: 09/01/2000

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

Indigenous knowledges are understood as the commonsense ideas and cultural knowledges of local peoples concerning the everyday realities of living. This definition refers to the epistemic saliency of cultural traditions, values, belief systems and world views that, in any indigenous society, are imparted to the younger generation by community elders. It is also refers

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Indigenous knowledges are understood as the commonsense ideas and cultural knowledges of local peoples concerning the everyday realities of living. This definition refers to the epistemic saliency of cultural traditions, values, belief systems and world views that, in any indigenous society, are imparted to the younger generation by community elders. It is also refers to world views that are products of a profoundly direct experience of nature and its relationship with the social world.

Bringing new and complex readings to the term ‘indigenous’, this collection of essays from Canadian and international contributors is an invitation to critically engage in the discussion of indigenous knowledges and their implication for academic decolonization. The essays are divided into four sections: Situating Indigenous Knowledges: Definitions and Boundaries; Indigenous Knowledge: Resistance and Advocacy; Indigenous Knowledge and the Academy; and Indigenous Knowledge and Transforming Practices. Collectively the essays situate indigenous knowledges in relation to conventional knowledges, validate the existence of multiple sources of knowledge, and examine the varying strategies, projects, and theories that are currently being developed in support of indigenous knowledges.

The book draws attention to some of the nuances, contradictions, and contestations in affirming the place of indigenous knowledges in the academy, while maintaining that different bodies of knowledges continually influence each other to reveal the dynamism of all knowledge systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900802080591
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
09/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Prefacexi
Introduction3
Part I.Situating Indigenous Knowledges: Definitions and Boundaries
1Updating Aboriginal Traditions of Knowledge21
2Heart Knowledge, Blood Memory, and the Voice of the Land: Implications of Research among Hawaiian Elders37
3Indigenous Knowledge: Lessons from the Elders--A Kenyan Case Study54
4African Development: The Relevance and Implications of 'Indigenousness'70
Part II.Indigenous Knowledges: Resistance and Advocacy
5Oral Narratives as a Site of Resistance: Indigenous Knowledge, Colonialism, and Western Discourse89
6The Retention of Knowledge of Folkways as a Basis for Resistance102
7Indigenous Nations and the Human Genome Diversity Project120
8Toward Indigenous Wholeness: Feminist Praxis in Transformative Learning on Health and the Environment137
Part III.Indigenous Knowledges and the Academy
9Native Studies and the Academy157
10Toward an Embodied Pegagogy: Exploring Health and the Body through Chinese Medicine168
11Not So Strange Bedfellows: Indigenous Knowledge, Literature Studies, and African Development184
12Breaking the Educational Silence: For Seven Generations, an Information Legacy of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples202
Part IV.Indigenous Knowledges and Transforming Practices
13Ayurveda: Mother of Indigenous Health Knowledge215
14Partnership in Practice: Some Reflections on the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy234
15Peace Research and African Development: An Indigenous African Perspective248
16Mpambo, the African Multiversity: A Philosophy to Rekindle the African Spirit265
Contributors279

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