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dc.contributor.authorMillar, D.
dc.contributor.authorHaverkort, B.
dc.coverage.spatialGhana
dc.coverage.spatialAfrica
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T19:31:53Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T19:31:53Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier3573
dc.identifier.isbn978-90-77347-11-9
dc.identifier.isbn90-77347-11-9
dc.identifier.other3573_Africanways_of_knowing.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/67651
dc.description.abstractDespite obvious differences between the regions and ethnic groups on the African continent, one can identify common elements in the way African people see themselves (cultural universalis), the way they know and organize themselves: their religions, worldviews, relationships to nature, notion of time, artistic expressions, leadership, and ethnic organizations. In contemporary Africa, traditional knowledge and values still are an important driving force in the decision-making and development activities of the people. Understanding this knowledge and the way it is organized, as well as assessing its strengths and weaknesses may be an important step in building African science. This chapter is a preliminary effort to come to grips with the way knowing is conducted in Africa. (author's abstract)
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherLeusden, Netherlands: Compas
dc.relation.ispartofIn: Millar, D., S.B. Kendie, A.A. Apusiga and B. Haverkort (eds.) African knowledge and sciences: Understanding and supporting the ways of knowing in Sub-Saharan Africa. Papers and proceedings of an International Conference on African Knowledges and Sciences held in Bolgatanga, Ghana, 23-29 October 2005, 11-37
dc.relation.urihttp://www.compasnet.org/afbeeldingen/Books/African%20Knowledge%20and%20Sciences/African%20Knowledges%20and%20Sciences.html
dc.rightsCopyright Compas/UDS/UCC. The editors and authors of this book reserve the rights of publication. However, readers are encouraged to copy and circulate this information... as long as it is not done for commercial purposes.en
dc.subjectLocal knowledge
dc.subjectWater
dc.subjectSoil
dc.subjectLivestock
dc.subjectAgriculture
dc.subjectTechnical knowledge
dc.subjectMedicine
dc.subjectMathematics
dc.subjectFood processing
dc.subjectMetallurgy
dc.subjectBuilding technology
dc.subjectBelief systems
dc.subjectReligion
dc.subjectSpiritual world
dc.subjectNatural world
dc.subjectHuman world
dc.subjectKnowing system
dc.subjectIndigenous technologies
dc.subjectWorldviews
dc.subjectCosmovisions
dc.subjectFarm/Enterprise Scale Field Scale Governance
dc.titleAfrican knowledges and sciences: Exploring the ways of knowing of Sub-Saharan Africa
dc.typePresentation
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen_US
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