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"Knowledge" in development discourse: a critical review

Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Hornidge, Anna-Katharina (main author)
Book chapter
Publication Date:
International: Transcript, Bielefeld, Germany.
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
concepts, development, development issues, environment, history, indigenous knowledge, information control, information issues, innovations, knowledge, participation, rural development, social change, traditional knowledge, information technology, bias, local
Pages 21-53 in Anna-Katharina Hornidge and Christoph Antweiler (eds.), Environmental uncertainty and local knowledge: Southeast Asia as a laboratory of global ecological change. Transcript, Bielefeld, Germany. 284 pages., This historical analysis traces predominance of emphasis on applied types of expert-based knowledge and information, as well as technological innovation packages from outside the developing countries themselves. Author identifies questions about who decides which knowledge is regarded as crucial, is produced and shared, for what purpose and in whose interest. Extensive reference list.