Talk:Different Forms of Knowledge for the skeptical Wikipedian

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Sources I found helpful[edit]

There are some interesting sources on the topic which I found helpful (although a bit academic…). One of them is David Turnbull’s Reframing science and other local knowledge traditions. They give some definitions of how knowledge is seen in the "orthodox" Western science view.. Most useful is probably though how they describe different forms of knowledge (-Transfer), collaboration and creation in the fields of cathedral building (no plans!) Polynesian navigation (handling uncertainty with rich contextual practices), cartography and rice farming. The other one is Haraway’s Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective. These sources, as well as many others in the research on the history of knowledge criticize that knowledge is often seen as disembodied, created by specific people ('Authors'), separated from the practices that created it, and representational so that it seems it can be inscribed into media (websites, data…) easily (Which might be a core idea of digitized knowledge, though e.g. Helen Verran suggested some interesting ideas on combining digital representations and indigenous knowledge in The educational value of explicit non-coherence (2017) ) --Jan Dittrich (WMDE) (talk) 11:15, 11 February 2020 (UTC)