Can local and global knowledge be mixed? Shifting paradigms among the Bidayuhs of Sarawak

Teucher, Ulrich and Alexander, K Sayok (2016) Can local and global knowledge be mixed? Shifting paradigms among the Bidayuhs of Sarawak. In: 6th International Conference on Local Knowledge 2016 (ICLK), St Giles Wembley Hotel, Penang, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Traditional indigenous ways of knowing have been disappearing fast, also among the Bidayuh of Western Sarawak (Malaysia), eliciting calls for the preservation of such knowledge, for example, in local cultural centers. However, what gets preserved in such centers are the material artifacts, not the traditional lived ontologies of once wholly enspirited life worlds. Our study among the Bidayuh, including surveys and interviews, points to mixed narratives of both loss and hope as Malaysia’s indigenous peoples resist assimilation, resent cultural stereotypes - and seek their part in the country’s modernization.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indigenous; knowledge change; culture preservation; food plants; knowledge, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 04 May 2017 07:39
Last Modified: 04 May 2017 07:39
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/16126

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