Local Knowledge


Date: Sat, 21 Nov 1998
From: Pamela Banting <>

Marshall McLuhan

Clifford Geertz, Local Knowledge: Further Essays in Interpretive Anthropology

Sylvia Bowerbank, "Telling Stories About Places: Local Knowledge and Narratives Can Improve Decisions About the Environment," Alternatives Journal 23.1 (1997): 28-33.

Rick Bass, The Book of Yaak

Selections from William Least Heat-Moon, PrairyErth: A Deep Map

William Vitek and Wes Jackson, ed., Rooted in the Land: Essays on Community and Place

Hildegarde Hannum, People, Land, and Community

Derrick de Kerckhove, "Planetization" and "Thinking the Earth," in Connected
Intelligence: The Arrival of the Web Society

Pamela Banting, ed., Fresh Tracks: Writing the Western Landscape

Wendell Berry, Sex, Economy, Freedom and Community

Selections from George Melnyk, The Literary History of Alberta

Two essays in The Ecologist 28.4 (1998): "Think Global; Eat Local!" (208-214)
and "A Currency for Every Community" (216-221)

Kent Ryden, Mapping the Invisible Landscape: Folklore, Writing, and the Sense of Place (U of Iowa P, 1993)

"Local Knowledge Versus Expert Knowledge," The Ecologist 25.2/3: 80.

Keith Cerny, "Making Local Knowledge Global," Harvard Business Review 74.3
(1996): 22.

Furth, "Theory and Local Knowledge in the History and Anthropology of the Body," American Ethnologist 22.4 (1995): 997.

Shelley Feldman and Rick Welsh, "Feminist Knowledge Claims, Local Knowledge, and Gender Divisions of Agricultural Labour: Constructing a Successor Science," Rural Sociology 60.1 (1995): 23.

A.L. Hynes, A.D. Brown, H.R. Grau, A. Grau, "Local Knowledge and the Use of
Plants in Rural Communities in the Montane Forests of Northwestern Argentina," Mountain Research and Development 17.3 (1997): 263.

Wolff-Michael Roth, "In the Name of Constructivism: Science Education Research and the Construction of Local Knowledge," Journal of Research in Science Teaching 30.7 (1993): 799.  [The author's name looks as if inverted by the database; I've reproduced it as given.]

A. Suresh Canagarajah, "Up the Garden Path: Second Language Writing Approaches, Local Knowledge and Pluralism," TESOL Quarterly 27.2 (1993): n.p.

David Simpson, "Being There?: Literary Criticism, Localism, and Local
Knowledge," The Critical Quarterly 35.3 (1993): 3-17.  Appears to have also been published in Raritan: A Quarterly Review 14.1 (1994): 70-88.

Christopher Norris, "Truth, Ideology, and Local Knowledge: Some Contexts of
Postmodern Skepticism," Southern Humanities Review 28.2 (1994): 109-41.

Vincent P. Pecora, The Limits of Local Knowledge (Routledge, 1989).

Selections from Gary Snyder, The Practice of the Wild

Gary Paul Nabhan and Stephen Trimble, The Geography of Childhood: Why Children Need Wild Places

David Harvey, Justice, Nature and the Geography of Difference

Stephanie Mills, In Service of the Wild

Mitchell Thomashow, Ecological Identity: Becoming a Reflective Environmentalist

Anthony Giddens, The Consequences of Modernity

Van Andruss, Christopher Plant, Judith Plant, Eleanor Wright, eds. Home: A
Bioregional Reader

Dorinne K. Kondo, Crafting Selves

William Carlos Williams, Paterson

Max Oelschlaeger, Postmodern Environmental Ethics, especially "Postmodern
Environmental Ethics: Ethics as Bioregional Narrative," by Jim Cheney

Arran Gare, Postmodernism and the Environmental Crisis (economic standpoint)

Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva, Ecofeminism

Donna Haraway, "Situated Knowledges," in Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature

Plumwood, Val,  Feminism and the Mastery of Nature

David Abram, The Spell of the Sensuous

Ann Whiston Spirn, The Granite Garden: Urban Nature and Human Design and/or The Language of Landscape.  Her website

Wes Jackson, Becoming Native to This Place

Barry Lopez, The Reinhabitation of North America

Alan Thein Durning, This Place on Earth

See books by New Society Publishers.

The Ecology of Place

Thomas Michael Power, Lost Landscapes and Failed Economies: The Search for a Value of Place (Island Press, 1998)

Robert Michael Sack, Homo Geographicus: A Framework for Action, Awareness and Moral Concern (Johns Hopkins, 1997)

Steven Feld and Keith Basso, ed., Senses of Place (School of American Research, 1997)

Stan Rowe, Home Place: Essays on Ecology (out of print)

John Weier, Marshwalker

Ric Careless, To Save the Wild Earth

Thelma Poirier, Rock Creek

Paul Hawken, The Ecology of Commerce