ethnoscience


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ethnoscience

(ˌɛθnəʊˈsaɪəns)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) another name for ethnography

eth•no•sci•ence

(ˌɛθ noʊˈsaɪ əns)

n.
the study of the systems of knowledge and classification of material objects and concepts in different cultures throughout the world.
[1960–65]
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Indeed, the idea that western epistemology and western science is an ethnoscience of the west, with no more global dimension than any other culturally specific, local knowledge system, was and still is very popular among radical intellectuals.
We define ethnoscience as an intellectual endeavour to describe the natural world within an appropriate cultural context, resulting in predictive power and practical applications such as navigation or timekeeping.
An emphasis exists throughout the book not only on the biology of the species, but also on its social context in human society and imagination, citing work in such fields as ethnoscience, primary education, zoo-based conservation and breeding programs, and habitat conservation.
Maputo, Mozambique: Centre for Mozambican Studies and Ethnoscience, Universidade Pedagogica.
ethnoscience, cognitive anthropology), see Geertz 1973, 11.
This approach, certainly meant for good, poses an open challenge to developing countries' sovereignty and authenticates the existence of western ethnoscience in development paradigm.
In chapter 4, "A Medical Laboratory," she argues that the survey promoted an ecological approach to health and medicine, especially in the fight against trypanosomiasis, which incorporated both Western technical science and African ethnoscience.
The findings of ethnoscience (the branch of anthropology concerned with the cultural aspects of cognitive structure (1)) and comparative semantics indicate that it is a rare thing to find a word in one language that is exactly equivalent to a word in an unrelated language.
5) We also look at the modern field of ethnoscience as both an attempt to revive prematurely dismissed, non western natural knowledge traditions, as well as a pretext for bioprospecting, which has sometimes been quite exploitative.