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Cultural Styles of Knowledge Transmission: Essays in Honour of Ad Borsboom
edited by Jean Kommers and Eric Venbrux
by Dave Lyddon and Kurt Vandaele
Amsterdam University Press, 2008
eISBN: 978-90-485-2114-2 | Paper: 978-90-5260-298-1
Library of Congress Classification GN451.C85 2008

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Anthropologist Dr Ad Borsboom, chair of Pacific Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen, devoted his academic career from 1972 onwards to the transmission of cultural knowledge. Borsboom handed the insights he acquired during many years of fieldwork among Australian Aborigines on to other academics, students and the general public. This collection of essays by his colleagues, specializing in cultures from across the globe, focuses on knowledge transmission. The contributions deal with local forms of education or pedagogics, the learning experiences of fieldwork and the nexus of status and education. Whereas some essays are reflexive, others are personal in nature. But all of the authors are fascinated by the divergent ways in which people handle ‘knowledge’. The volume provides readers with respectful representations of other cultures and their distinct epistemologies.

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