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Title: Indigenous Knowledge and Empowerment: Rural Development Examined from Within
Authors: Gegeo, David W.
Keywords: indigenous knowledge
indigenous epistemology
rural development
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LC Subject Headings: Oceania -- Periodicals.
Issue Date: 1998
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.
ISSN: 1043-898X
Appears in Collections:TCP [The Contemporary Pacific], 1998 - Volume 10, Number 2

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