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Mobilizing Local Knowledge and Asserting Culture; The Cultural Politics of In Situ Conservation of Agricultural Biodiversity

Shepherd, Christopher


Knowing and deploying local, indigenous, or traditional knowledge has become an increasingly important instrument for the design and implementation of development and conservation initiatives in the Third World. This article explores the strategic mobilization of local knowledge through a case study of the politics of knowledge that emerges within projects aimed at the on-farm conservation of agricultural biodiversity in the Peruvian highlands. In framing traditional farmer practices and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Current Anthropology
DOI: 10.1086/656424


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