Knowledge and Space

Ethnic and Cultural Dimensions of Knowledge

Editors: Meusburger, Peter, Freytag, Tim, Suarsana, Laura (Eds.)

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  • Offers a unique perspective on the cultural and ethnical dimensions of knowledge generation from an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Delivers intensive theoretical discussions about the concepts of indigenous knowledge and local knowledge
  • Is the first to pay a great deal of attention to African and Asian cultures
  • Makes a unique contribution to cultural aspects of generating and diffusing knowledge
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This book presents theoretical and methodical discussions on local knowledge and indigenous knowledge. It examines educational attainment of ethnic minorities, race and politics in educational systems, and the problem of losing indigenous knowledge. It comprises a broad range of case studies about specifics of local knowledge from several regions of the world, reflecting the interdependence of norms, tradition, ethnic and cultural identities, and knowledge. The contributors explore gaps between knowledge and agency, address questions of the social distribution of knowledge, consider its relation to communal activities, and inquire into the relation and intersection of knowledge assemblages at local, national, and global scales. The book highlights the relevance of local and indigenous knowledge and discusses implications for educational and developmental politics. It provides ideas and a cross-disciplinary scientific background for scholars, students, and professionals including NGO activists, and policy-makers.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Ethnic and Cultural Dimensions of Knowledge and Education: An Introduction

    Pages 1-22

    Meusburger, Peter (et al.)

  • The School System as an Arena of Ethnic Conflicts

    Pages 23-53

    Meusburger, Peter

  • Race, Politics, and Geography in the Development of Public Schools in the Southern United States

    Pages 55-68

    Fairclough, Adam

  • Spatial Traditions of Knowledge and Education: Ethnic Groups in the United States Reconsidered

    Pages 69-92

    Gamerith, Werner

  • Educational Inequalities Reflecting Sociocultural and Geographical Embeddedness? Exploring the Place of Hispanics and Hispanic Cultures in Higher Education and Research Institutions in New Mexico

    Pages 93-108

    Freytag, Tim

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethnic and Cultural Dimensions of Knowledge
Editors
  • Peter Meusburger
  • Tim Freytag
  • Laura Suarsana
Series Title
Knowledge and Space
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-21900-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-21900-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-21899-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37266-2
Series ISSN
1877-9220
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 304
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