Essays about: "indigenous knowledge"

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  1. 1. Boundaries of Knowledge : Foreign-Local Knowledge Exchange through Community Cooperation in Rural Guatemala

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Kulturgeografiska institutionen

    Author : Johan Blad; [2019]
    Keywords : foreign-local knowledge exchange; social learning systems; agriculture; community; Guatemala;

    Abstract : This thesis studies the learning process between foreign and local knowledge in a community of organic farmers by the name Atitlán Organics in Tzununa, rural Guatemala. Foreign settlers with formal education and contemporary farming experience work alongside indigenous local Guatemalan farmers in this community, which also takes on international volunteer workers. READ MORE

  2. 2. Many pathways to sustainability? A critical analysis of sustainable development narratives in the UNEP Global Environmental Outlook series

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Laura Verbrugge; [2019]
    Keywords : discourse; environmental assessment; UNEP; sustainable development; traditional knowledge;

    Abstract : Sustainable development has become a leading term in global environmental policy and aims to integrate social, economic and environmental goals in development. However, it is a term that is also much debated, as it does not clearly define what sustainability is and how to get there. READ MORE

  3. 3. Land reclamation by reindeer lichens : On the complexity of substrate and reindeer grazing on Cladonia spp. dispersal

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap

    Author : Christine Godeau; [2019]
    Keywords : Artificial dispersal Quartzite quarry; Reindeer lichens; Reindeer winter grazing; Substrate.;

    Abstract : Reindeer lichens are on a dramatic decline in Sweden, with a 71 % decrease in abundance over the last 60 years. Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus L.) management, undertaken by indigenous Sámi people, depend upon extensive winter grazing grounds with abundant reindeer lichen cover. READ MORE

  4. 4. Benefits and challenges of practicing permaculture : – the perspectives of both immigrants and indigenous people

    University essay from Högskolan i Jönköping/HLK, Globala studier; Högskolan i Jönköping/HLK, Globala studier

    Author : Johanna Jerner; Anna Bitic; [2019]
    Keywords : Permaculture; Guatemala;

    Abstract : Modern agricultural production is being intensified worldwide and is often based on monoculture cultivation and the use of chemical pesticides. In Guatemala, the access to land suitable for farming is limited and many people struggle with land acquisition, malnutrition and discrimination. READ MORE

  5. 5. Speaking from the interstices: Latin American Decolonial Feminists Theorizing the State

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender; Lunds universitet/Graduate School

    Author : Andrea Del Carmen Tock Sican; [2019]
    Keywords : decolonial feminism; Latin America; state theory; knowledge production; decolonial theory; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Latin American decolonial feminists are concerned with deconstructing the colonial legacies that persist and multiply today albeit formal colonialism has ended. This thesis engages with Latin American decolonial feminism’s political project of decolonization in relation to the state, to see whether it follows the state-phobia tendency popular in other emancipatory political discourses. READ MORE