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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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.
This approach, certainly meant for good, poses an open challenge to developing countries' sovereignty and authenticates the existence of western ethnoscience in development paradigm.
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.
saI) CEI ceiba (silk-cotton tree of West Indies), priceite \(a mineral) SAAI saaidam (land for flood water enclosed by earthen walls) SAI Saigon, gosain (a Hindu religious mendicant), bonsai SCI sciatica, disciple, ethnoscience SEI seismic SIE prophesied SSI missile, assize SY anovial, forsythia, prophesy ZEI hintzeite (a borate of potassium and magnesium) CI cipher, precise, fuci CY cycle, oocyte SAE saeva indignatio (savage indignation) SAY sayonara, sayyid SCY scythe, hyoscyamia (a vegetable alkali) SI siphon, Siamese, inside, quasi SSEI gossein (see gosain--SAI) SSY assythment (compensation) SZI kaluszite (hydrous sulphate of calcium and potassium) ZI quartzite (a compact, granular, mainly quartz, rock) long 'O' sound followed by short 's' sound.
An ethnoscience approach was used to guide this research.
As these relativists have said, it necessarily follows that if peoples' minds vary so much from one culture to another, Western science is only a culturally specific form of ethnoscience, not a universally valid way of verification or falsification.
Urton is an Andean scholar whose studies meld ethnography, ethnohistory, and ethnoscience.
Second, ethnoscience offers a view of culture as a cognitive system of shared beliefs and knowledge of shared rules that govern an individual's behavior.