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dc.contributor.authorFre, Zeremarian
dc.date.issued2018
dc.date.submitted2018-07-11 23:55
dc.date.submitted2019-01-11 13:45:08
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T12:35:37Z
dc.identifier1000261
dc.identifierOCN: 1045069757
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/29683
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/34932
dc.description.abstractBeni-Amer cattle owners in the western part of the Horn of Africa are not only masters in cattle breeding, they are also knowledge sovereign, in terms of owning productive genes of cattle and the cognitive knowledge base crucial to sustainable development. The strong bonds between the Beni-Amer, their animals, and their environment constitute the basis of their ways of knowing, and much of their knowledge system is built on experience and embedded in their cultural practices. In this book, the first to study Beni-Amer practices, Zeremariam Fre argues for the importance of their knowledge, challenging the preconceptions that regard it as untrustworthy when compared to scientific knowledge from more developed regions. Empirical evidence suggests that there is much one could learn from the other, since elements of pastoralist technology, such as those related to animal production and husbandry, make a direct contribution to our knowledge of livestock production. It is this potential for hybridisation, as well as the resilience of the herders, at the core of the indigenous knowledge system.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTF Development studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFC Cultural studies::JFCV Food & society
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSF Rural communities
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology::JHMC Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCM Development economics & emerging economies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::T Technology, engineering, agriculture::TV Agriculture & farming
dc.subject.otherCattle
dc.subject.otherAfrican cattle
dc.subject.otherHorn of Africa
dc.subject.otherBeni-Amer
dc.subject.otherEritrea
dc.subject.otherGrazing
dc.subject.otherLivestock
dc.subject.otherPastoralism
dc.subject.otherSudan
dc.subject.otherTraditional knowledge
dc.titleKnowledge Sovereignty Among African Cattle Herders
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.14324/111.9781787353114
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy29b9f0a3-1b0d-4bdd-99d7-b4d3432d7fcc
oapen.relation.isbn9781787353114
oapen.pages214


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