Management Speak: Indigenous knowledge and bureaucratic engagement

Babidge, Sally, Greer, Shelley, Henry, Rosita, and Pam, Christine (2007) Management Speak: Indigenous knowledge and bureaucratic engagement. Social Analysis, 51 (3). pp. 148-164.

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Abstract

In this article we examine the concept of ‘indigenous knowledge’ as it is currently used in resource management discourse. In the process of engaging with government agents and researchers in the bureaucracy of resource management, indigenous knowledge is a powerful concept in the legitimization of local indigenous practice as well as the recognition of resource and socio-environmental management aspirations. Our use of the phrase ‘management speak’frames our analysis of these bureaucratic engagements as process (management) and dialogue, rather than a ‘space’. We do so in order to gain insights into the politics and practice of these engagements that might go beyond recognition of indigenous interests and toward more practical approaches. Our discussion draws on research conducted at Yarrabah Aboriginal Community in northern Queensland in relation to marine resource management in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Item ID: 8903
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Aboriginal community, Australia, indigenous knowledge, management speak, resource management, traditional owners
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ISSN: 1558-5727
Funders: This research was undertaken with funding from the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Reef, Task A1.3.1, “Cultural Heritage Values of the Great Barrier Reef,” led by Shelley Greer and David Roe of James Cook University
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2010 01:50
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169902 Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950302 Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage @ 50%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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