1st Edition

Indigenous Peoples, Heritage and Landscape in the Asia Pacific Knowledge Co-Production and Empowerment

Edited By Stephen Acabado, Da-wei Kuan Copyright 2021
    234 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    234 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book demonstrates how active and meaningful collaboration between researchers and local stakeholders and indigenous communities can lead to the co-production of knowledge and the empowerment of communities.

    Focusing on the Asia Pacific region, this interdisciplinary volume looks at local and indigenous relations to the landscape, showing how applied scholarship and collaborative research can work to empower indigenous and descendant communities. With cases ranging across Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, the Philippines, Cambodia, Pohnpei, Guam, and Easter Island, this book demonstrates the many ways in which co-production of knowledge is reconnecting local and indigenous relations to the landscape, and diversifying the philosophy of human-land relations. In so doing, the book is enriching the knowledge of landscape, and changing the landscape of knowledge.

    This important contribution to our understanding of knowledge production will be of interest to readers across Anthropology, Archaeology, Development, Geography, Heritage Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Policy Studies.

    Foreword, Shannon Speed  1. Indigenous Peoples: Heritage and Landscape in the Asia Pacific, Stephen Acabado and Da-Wei Kuan  2. Engaged Research Uncovers the Grey Areas and Trade-offs in Climate Justice, Courtney Work, Arnim Scheidel, Ida Theilade, Sen Sothea, and Danik Song  3. Engaging voices in the landscape: Participatory geography in Indigenous land rights recognition, Micah Fisher  4. Prutehi Litekyan: A Social Movement to Protect Biocultural Diversity and Restore Indigenous Land Sovereignty on Guåhan, Else Demeulenaere  5. Expressive Cultures: Empowering Cordillera (Philippines) Weavers through Textile Revitalization,  Analyn Salvador-Amores, Marlon Martin, and Stephen Acabado  6. From Territorial Claim to Land-use Plan: The Experience of Dialoging Indigenous Ecological Knowledge and State Management Regime in Taiwan, Da-Wei Kuan  7. Applied Archaeology Empowers: Blending Traditional and Modern Knowledge through Educational Outreach on Rapa Nui (Easter Island, Chile), Britton Shepardson  8. Archaeology and heritage in the conflict zone: Lessons from the Moluccas, Marlon Ririmasse and Peter Lape  9. Heritage and History in Cambodia: Localizing and Empowering Communities through Archaeology, Jean-Baptiste Chevance  10. Apertures of Knowledge Co-production: Facilitating multi-generational Photovoices at Bali’s UNESCO Cultural Landscape, Wiwik Dharmiasih, Micah Fisher, Ni Luh Emi Dwiyanti, I Gede Yudha Bhismaya, and Bart Verheijen  11. Indigenous Care of Heritage Monuments: The Case of Nan Madol in the Western Pacific, John A. Peterson, Rufino Mauricio, and Augustine Kohler  12. Indigenizing culture: Research collaboration and heritage-making with Higaunon Lumad communities in the southern Philippines, Oona Paredes  Afterword, Christopher Rodning




    Stephen Acabado is Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.

    Da-Wei Kuan is Professor, Department of Ethnology, National Chengchi University, Taiwan.

    "The words of Acabado and Kuan (p.  5) aptly summarise the book’s value: ‘Our co-production of knowledge is reconnecting local/Indigenous relations to the landscape and diversifying the philosophy of human-led relations. We are enriching the knowledge of landscape, while changing the landscape of knowledge.’ Here is a book of solid interdisciplinary appeal, not only to the range of disciplines reflected by the authors, but also intellectually and professionally to architects, planners and landscape architects involved in heritage work. They should read it. This book convincingly puts forward the view that supports the contention that landscapes are shaped by human decision-making, formed because of human behaviour, not environmental constraints." - Ken Taylor, Built Heritage, (2022) 6:16