Alternative imaginations: Examining complementarities across knowledge systems

Netra Chhetri, Nalini Chhetri

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Abstract

The science-centric knowledge derived from narrow criteria and vetted by limited number of experts inadvertently excludes wider participation of knowledge forms. The adjective alternative, associated with non-western knowledge is often used synonymously with irrational. We argue that alternative knowledge systems have a rationale of their own and are intricately woven into cultural, social and ecological fabric of society.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIndigenous Innovation
Subtitle of host publicationUniversalities and Peculiarities
PublisherSense Publishers
Pages11-23
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9789463002264
ISBN (Print)9789463002257
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Chhetri, N., & Chhetri, N. (2015). Alternative imaginations: Examining complementarities across knowledge systems. In Indigenous Innovation: Universalities and Peculiarities (pp. 11-23). Sense Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6300-226-4_2