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Socio-Ecological Systems and Decoloniality: Convergence of Indigenous and Western Knowledge

Deepa Pullanikkatil

This contributed volume provides case studies from around the world that feature a convergence of indigenous and western knowledge in an attempt to understand complex socio-ecological systems. The book provides an understanding of socio-ecological systems in an ethical space using a 'Decoloniality' approach (i.e. untangling the production of knowledge from a primarily Eurocentric episteme). The work presented here integrates and merges indigenous knowledge with western science, thereby building on the strengths of each in service of understanding these systems. The editors of this volume approach indigenous communities and scientists as equal knowledge-holders and, in doing so, contributes towards improved understanding of socio-ecological systems and interactions in cross-cultural contexts. This volume will be of interest to scientists, instructors, students and policy makers across disciplines such as environmental sciences, social sciences, interdisciplinary studies, cultural studies, ethnobotany, anthropology and plant genetic resources.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Springer
  • Publish Date: Jan 16th, 2024
  • Pages: 363
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 2022 -
  • Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 0.79in - 1.18lb
  • EAN: 9783031150999
  • Categories: Human GeographyAnthropology - GeneralEnvironmental Science (see also Chemistry - Environmental)

About the Author

Dr. Deepa Pullanikkatil is a Civil Engineer turned Environmental Scientist, with a PhD in Environmental Science and over 20 years of work experience. She is founder of a small non-profit organization "Abundance" based in Malawi and is Co-Director of the Sustainable Futures Global Network which brings together researchers, practitioners, and communities to address the common goal of a sustainable and equitable world.

Dr. Kerry Hughes is an Ethnobotanist, Herbalist and Author with a 20-year record-of-success in natural product development. She works at the nexus of market opportunity identification, innovative product formulation, and global natural product ingredient development.


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