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Construction of environmental knowledge: experiences from India

Gopinath, Deepak and Gopinath, Manik D. (2008). Construction of environmental knowledge: experiences from India. Journal of Sustainable Development, 1(1) pp. 2–8.

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Abstract

This paper explored key issues in how knowledge of the environment is constructed in the Third World. Drawing on which, it showed that there are both explicit and implicit ways in which this knowledge is contested. Particularly, it discussed how implicit forms of contestation are problematic in Third World economies because they are exclusionary and also where such issues become ‘headlines’ only after environmental damage and accompanying social injustices have resulted. It concludes by raising crucial questions for environmental research in the Third World where there is limited role of governments and communities in protecting their environment.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2008 The Author(s)
ISSN: 1913-9071
Keywords: Environment; Knowledge construction; Roles of actors; Ski Village project; India; Third World
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 46307
Depositing User: Manik Deepak Gopinath
Date Deposited: 19 May 2016 13:04
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 05:59
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/46307
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