NANO: (How) is “Africa” invoked when the author discusses data (as a place with unique demands or responsibilities, for example)?

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August 20, 2018
  • AO: Green notes the dual paradox that usually accompanies the discussions about indigenous knowledge and science. First, is an argument for multiple kinds of knowledges, taking the view that multiplicity in itself is important. It can argue that all knowledge is ‘ethnic’ or cultural. The other similar argument is that all knowledge can be shown to contain elements of science. She argues that both approaches constitute a moral argument and call for the equality of knowledges based on the assertion that either all ways of knowing the world, including the sciences, are belief, or all are knowledge. She argues that the arguments invert the modernist dualisms – facts or values, knowledge or belief, nature or culture but leave the structure of those ideas intact.

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