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This book is a scriptural sculpture of how the physical dimensions of the earth ñbuilt and natural ñ and antecedents of history structure knowledges and the physical containers ñ human and non-human ñ that embody those knowledges. The book deals with universalisms grounded on African experiences and perspectives. A key theme is how (in)security relates to knowledge creation by drawing a parallel between the proliferation of violent conflict in Africa and the marginal position that the continent occupies in the modern formation of knowledge. Also explored is the concept of creativity in relation to art and politics, as experienced by the black African elite. Bottlenecks to African creativity and the role of space and history in the production and reproduction of knowledge and ways of knowing are critically reviewed. The author makes a case for the existence of irreducible forms of knowledge existing in distinct laboratories and traces how particular biological and environment features interact with human cognition to form what passes for knowledge. He interrogates the variety of environment cognition in the light of an increasing homogenization of human cognition globally with a particular accent on climate change. This is a bold and legitimate voice on an important conversation.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. p. 1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. v-x
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  1. Chapter 1 - (In) Security and Knowledge Creation
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. Chapter 2 - Creativity and Recognition
  2. pp. 21-56
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  1. Chapter 3 - Space and Postcoloniality
  2. pp. 57-102
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  1. Chapter 4 - Science and Knowing
  2. pp. 103-118
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  1. Chapter 5 - Human and Environmental Cognition
  2. pp. 119-146
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 147-170
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  1. Back cover
  2. p. 188
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789956791361
Related ISBN
9789956790586
MARC Record
OCLC
867740850
Pages
186
Launched on MUSE
2013-11-15
Language
English
Open Access
No
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