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Voices and Flavours from the Earth: Visualising Food Sovereignty in the Andes, Chapter 7

Chapter 7. Wisdom Dialogues Participatory Action Research frames the wisdom dialogues that involve partners, in this case peasants and scientists, in a mutual construction of knowledge in which both parties learn, exchange ideas, feelings, images, beliefs, notions, concepts, practices, histories, wishes, and experiences to achieve a common understanding for common action.

The underlying reason for these dialogues is that any person or knowledge system cannot know everything about a subject, because knowledge is incommensurable. We satisfy the desire to know by searching for meaning, questioning, and making sense of our own way of thinking regarding a topic or issue that may take us through unexplored domains. Further along, we make sense by creating synergies between other forms of knowledge in a dialogic fashion.

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  • IIED code: G03600
  • Published: Jun 2013 - IIED
  • Area: Bolivia, Peru
  • Theme: Food and agriculture
  • Source pub: Voices and Flavours from the Earth: Visualising Food Sovereignty in the Andes
  • Languages: English, Español

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