The contributors to this volume offer an original approach to debates about indigenous knowledge. Concentrating on the political economy of knowledge construction and dissemination, they look at the variety of ways in which development policies are received and constructed to explain how local knowledges are appropriated and recast, either by local elites or by development agencies. Until now, debates about indigenous knowledge have largely been conducted in terms of agricultural and environmental issues such as bio-piracy and gene patenting. The book opens up the theoretical debate to include areas such as post-war traumatic stress counselling, representations of nuclear capability, architecture, mining, and the politics of eco-tourism.
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Review: HouseboyUser Review - Mweshi - Goodreads
This is a great book, gave me great insight to the history of my continent and the effects of colonization. It was extremely funny, but I was haunted by the way it ended. Incredibly sad. Read full review
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Colonialism in Cameroon through the eyes of a houseboy. There is something really profound and moving about: 1. this book- written in 1956 by a then 27 year old Cameroonian in colonized Cameroon, 2 ... Read full review