Introduction: indigenous knowledge in development

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Author: Paul Sillitoe
Date: Winter 2006
From: Anthropology in Action(Vol. 13, Issue 3)
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Inc.
Document Type: Article
Length: 5,256 words
Lexile Measure: 1560L

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This is an introduction to indigenous or local knowledge (IK) in development. After discussing problems of definition, various models to represent relations between, and structure enquiries into, different knowledge traditions are outlined, including the continuum and sphere representations. This discussion includes a summary of points that justify why agencies should seek better to incorporate consideration of local knowledge into development programmes; and sketches the several methodological issues that we have to address to take this work forwards. Finally, this introduction concludes with some comments on the work of the Durham Anthropology in Development (AID) group. KEYWORDS: Indigenous Knowledge (IK), models, methodology

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