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Ethnic and Cultural Dimensions of Knowledge

  • Peter Meusburger
  • Tim Freytag
  • Laura Suarsana
  • Offers a unique perspective on the cultural and ethnical dimensions of knowledge generation from an interdisciplinary perspective

  • Delivers intensive theoretical discussions about the concepts of indigenous knowledge and local knowledge

  • Is the first to pay a great deal of attention to African and Asian cultures

  • Makes a unique contribution to cultural aspects of generating and diffusing knowledge


Part of the Knowledge and Space book series (KNAS, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Peter Meusburger, Tim Freytag, Laura Suarsana
    Pages 1-22
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 293-304

About this book


This book presents theoretical and methodical discussions on local knowledge and indigenous knowledge. It examines educational attainment of ethnic minorities, race and politics in educational systems, and the problem of losing indigenous knowledge. It comprises a broad range of case studies about specifics of local knowledge from several regions of the world, reflecting the interdependence of norms, tradition, ethnic and cultural identities, and knowledge. The contributors exploregaps between knowledge and agency, addressquestions of the social distribution of knowledge, considerits relation to communal activities, and inquire into the relation and intersection of knowledge assemblages at local, national, and global scales. The book highlights the relevance of local and indigenous knowledge and discusses implications for educational and developmental politics. It provides ideas and a cross-disciplinary scientific background for scholars, students, and professionals including NGO activists, and policy-makers


Cultural Dimensions of Knowledge Education, Culture and Identity Ethnical Dimensions of Knowledge Indigenous Knowledge Local Knowledge School System

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Meusburger
    • 1
  • Tim Freytag
    • 2
  • Laura Suarsana
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GeographyHeidelberg UniversityHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Environment and Natural ResourcesUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  3. 3.Department of GeographyHeidelberg UniversityHeidelbergGermany

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