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Buy and Download Description Since the 1990s, discussions about indigenous knowledge or traditional ecological knowledge have become internationalised, both in scholarly debates such as those emerging from environmental anthropology, and as part of daily discussions in indigenous communities where anthropologists work. These discussions usually originate in local questions: for example, knowledge debates are entwined with issues of sustainable development in Asia (Agrawal 1995; Bruun and Kalland 1995; Huber and Pederson 1997) and with concerns about predation by pharmaceutical companies in South America (Posey 1990; Brush 1993; Rival 1998). They overlap with land claims struggles in Australia (Povinelli 1993, 1995), in New Zealand (Sissons 1993) and in Canada, where they also concern access to participation in scientific research in the Arctic and sub-Arctic (Ingold 1996; Scott 1996; Nadasdy 1999). Concepts like local knowledge are now in broad circulation and find new points of connection at international conferences, among organisations committed to achieving indigenous rights, and in small communities where access to communications technology is being achieved (see Descola and Palsson 1996; Ellen 1996; Sillitoe 1998; and Ingold 2000 for substantial overviews of this literature). Since the 1990s, discussions about indigenous knowledge or traditional ecological knowledge have become internationalised, both in scholarly debates such as those emerging from environmental anthropology, and as part of daily discussions in indige
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