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What is tropical knowledge?

Young, M (2004). What is tropical knowledge?. In: Creative Tropical City Symposium, Darwin, 2-3 June 2004.

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Author Young, M
Title What is tropical knowledge?
Conference Name Creative Tropical City Symposium
Conference Location Darwin
Conference Dates 2-3 June 2004
Publication Year 2004
Field of Research 220000 Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts - General
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DEST)
Abstract The paper presents a culturally centred approach to tropical knowledge, suggesting that such knowledge is essentially an expression our collective imaginations; about rethinking how we wish to create and recreate the worlds we live in. Tropical knowledge is thus defined as the process by which we socially construct our understanding of the particular place in which we live. The paper suggests not that we need tropical knowledge per se; rather that we need to assess the appropriateness of our knowledge and how we use it to appraise the world around us. Tropical knowledge, from this perspective, is a measure of the appropriateness of human response to landscape.
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