Contested ecologies: dialogues in the south on nature and knowledge

PUBLICATION YEAR: 2013
TITLE EDITOR(S): L.Green
KEYWORDS: ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS, KNOWLEDGE LEVEL, KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, KNOWLEDGE SHARING, NATURAL RESOURCES
Web link: https://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/books/contested-ecologies
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 7779

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Abstract

Contested Ecologies: Re-imagining the Nature-culture Divide in the Global South offers an intervention in the conversations on ecology and on coloniality, and on the ways in which modern thinking, with its bifurcation of nature and culture, constitutes 'ecology' within a very particular politics of the cosmos. The chapters in this collection contest the framework of knowledge that has deadlocked nature and culture, tradition and modernity, scientific and indigenous and in doing so makes a case for the value of rethinking knowledge beyond the nature-culture divide.