Making and Moving Knowledge: Interdisciplinary and Community-based Research in a World on the Edge

Making and Moving Knowledge: Interdisciplinary and Community-based Research in a World on the Edge

By: Barbara Neis (author), John Sutton Lutz (author)Hardback

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It has been clear for some time that research does not automatically translate into knowledge, nor does knowledge necessarily translate into wisdom. Whether the immediate challenge is global warming, epidemic disease, poverty, environmental degradation, or social fragmentation, research efforts are wasted if we cannot devise efficient and understandable processes to create and transfer knowledge to policy makers, interested groups, and communities. How to maximize the impact of scholarly research and combine it with practical knowledge already available in lay communities are key issues in a world threatened with social-ecological disasters. Making and Moving Knowledge focuses directly on how knowledge is created and transferred or is blocked and atrophies. It places knowledge generated by universities and governments beside practical knowledge from coastal aboriginal and non-aboriginal communities and looks at how different kinds of knowledge flow in different directions. Concentrating on intellectually fertile spaces at the edges of disciplines and the rich socio-ecological interfaces where land meets sea, authors demonstrate their commitment to knowledge transfer in their work, showing how knowledge transfer can be considered theoretically, methodologically, and practically."

About Author

John Sutton Lutz is associate professor, history, University of Victoria. Barbara Neis is professor, sociology, Memorial University.


Tables and Figures; Foreword by Rosemary Ommer Part one getting started 1 Introduction / John Lutz and Barbara Neis; 2 Knowledge, Uncertainty, and Wisdom / Rosemary E. Ommer, Harold Coward, and Christopher C. Parrish Part two building and moving knowledge within communities 3 Ebb and Flow: Transmitting Environmental Knowledge in a Contemporary Aboriginal Community / Nancy J. Turner, Anne Marshall, Judith C. Thompson (Edosdi), Robin June Hood, Cameron Hill, and Eva-Ann Hill; 4 Students as Community Participants: Knowledge through Engagement in the Coastal Context / Carol E. Harris and Sandra L. Umpleby Part three knowledge flows and blockages: fish harvesters knowledge, science, and management 5 The Evolving Use of Knowledge Sources in Fisheries Assessment / David C. Schneider, Erin Alcock, and Danny Ings; 6 Opening the Black Box: Methods, Procedures, and Challenges in the Historical Reconstruction of Marine Social-ecological Systems / Grant Murray, Barbara Neis, David C. Schneider, Danny Ings, Karen Gosse, Jennifer Whalen, and Craig T. Palmer; 7 Data Fouling in Marine Fisheries: Findings and a Model for Newfoundland / Kaija I. Metuzals, C. Michael Wernerheim, Richard L. Haedrich, Parzival Copes, and Ann Murrin Part four knowledge flows and policy development and practice 8 Knowledge Flows around Youth: What Do They Know about Human and Community Health? / Anne Marshall, Lois Jackson, Blythe Shepard, Susan Tirone, and Catherine Donovan; 9 Promoting, Blocking, and Diverting the Flow of Knowledge: Four Case Studies from Newfoundland and Labrador / John R. Gibson, Richard L. Haedrich, John C. Kennedy, Kelly M. Vodden, and C. Michael Wernerheim; 10 Knowledge Flows, Conservation Values and Municipal Wetlands Stewardship / Brian McLaren, Tim Hollis, Catherine Roach, Kathleen Blanchard, Eric Chaurette, and Dean Bavington Part five moving knowledge across disciplines and between university and community 11 Knowledge Movement in Response to Coastal British Columbia Oil and Gas Development: Past, Present, and Future / Christopher R. Barnes, Robert H. Dennis, Lorne F. Hammond, Marjorie J. Johns, and Gregory S. Kealey; 12 The Process of Large-Scale Interdisciplinary Science: A Reflexive Study / Peter Trnka; 13 Circularizing Knowledge Flows: Institutional Structures, Policies, and Practices for Community-University Collaborations / Kelly Vodden and Kelly Bannister; 14 Conclusion: Miles To Go / Barbara Neis and John Lutz Notes; Bibliography; Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780773533738
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9780773533738
  • ISBN10: 0773533737

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