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|Title:||Indigenous Knowledge and Empowerment: Rural Development Examined from Within|
|Authors:||Gegeo, David W.|
|LC Subject Headings:||Oceania -- Periodicals.|
|Publisher:||University of Hawai'i Press|
Center for Pacific Islands Studies
|Citation:||Gegeo, D. W. 1998. Indigenous Knowledge and Empowerment: Rural Development Examined from Within. The Contemporary Pacific 10 (2): 289-315.|
|Abstract:||The argument that rural development serving the needs of rural villagers in the|
third world should be based on indigenous knowedge is not new. In practice,
however, development projects continue to be based on Anglo-European models.
In this paper I examine what development anchored in indigenous knowledge
and indigenous epistemology entails as seen from the perspective of an indigenous
Pacific Islander. I show that the Kwara‘ae of Malaita, Solomon Islands, have
a rich and complex conception, body of knowledge, and discourse about development,
much of which precedes western contact.
|Appears in Collections:||TCP [The Contemporary Pacific], 1998 - Volume 10, Number 2|
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