African Indigenous Knowledge and the Sciences
Journeys into the Past and Present
2016 - 232 pages
ISBN Paperback: 9789463005135 ($ 54.00)
Number 4 of the series: Anti-colonial Educational Perspectives for Transformative ChangeFree Preview African Indigenous Knowledge and the Sciences
This book is an intellectual journey into epistemology, pedagogy, physics, architecture, medicine and metallurgy. The focus is on various dimensions of African Indigenous Knowledge (AIK) with an emphasis on the sciences, an area that has been neglected in AIK discourse. The authors provide diverse views and perspectives on African indigenous scientific and technological knowledge that can benefit a wide spectrum of academics, scholars, students, development agents, and policy makers, in both governmental and non-governmental organizations, and enable critical and alternative analyses and possibilities for understanding science and technology in an African historical and contemporary context.