n Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems - Gambling on interaction : natural drug development through practitioners' eyes




Extracted from text ... 184 GAMBLING ON INTERACTION: NATURAL DRUG DEVELOPMENT THROUGH PRACTITIONERS' EYES Geri Augusto Independent Scholar, Providence, USA neljp.hum@mail.uovs.ac.za INTRODUCTION Extensive research based on the environment/conservation, developmental economics and intellectual property rights perspectives has provided insight into African indigenous knowledge. However, inquiry into the epistemological dimensions of indigenous knowledge and its interaction with western science, a road much less often travelled, complicates the picture and could lead to newer insights. What might be achieved by treating IKS as systematised knowledge, not merely heritage, culture or that associated with "nature"; local science in Africa as more than merely an "adjunct" of global ..


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