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dc.contributor.authorBarber, M
dc.contributor.authorJackson, S
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-19T03:35:16Z
dc.date.available2017-05-19T03:35:16Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn0300-7839
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10745-015-9726-4
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/69214
dc.description.abstractModelling, particularly computer-based modelling, is increasingly used in political, managerial, and scientific contexts to enable and justify decisions. Technocratic decision makers also aspire to understand and incorporate local knowledge, albeit at times only superficially. We analyse one consequence of this situation - ongoing attempts to formalise, synthesize and integrate local and/or indigenous knowledge into models. Field experience of knowledge projects with Indigenous Australians underpins our analysis, but we primarily discuss a priori and general issues: the political and ethical context of such projects; knowledge making as terminology; key characteristics of (scientific) models; local capacity, participation, and representation; and examples of computer-based tools for knowledge representation. Such formal abstractions will always be controversial, but demand for them seems likely to continue. To improve interdisciplinary understanding of what might be entailed by genuine attempts to meet that demand, our paper provides signposts to and analysis of important features of local ecological knowledge modelling.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom119
dc.relation.ispartofpageto130
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHuman Ecology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume43
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNatural Resource Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAnthropology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050209
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1601
dc.title'Knowledge Making': Issues in Modelling Local and Indigenous Ecological Knowledge
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.rights.copyright© 2015 Springer US. This is an electronic version of an article published in Human Ecology, Vol. 43 (1), pp. 119-130, 2015. Human Ecology is available online at: http://link.springer.com/ with the open URL of your article.
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gro.griffith.authorJackson, Sue E.


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