The Theme of 'Relevance' in Third World Human Sciences

@article{Alatas1995TheTO,
  title={The Theme of 'Relevance' in Third World Human Sciences},
  author={S. F. Alatas},
  journal={Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography},
  year={1995},
  volume={16},
  pages={123-140}
}
  • S. F. Alatas
  • Published 1995
  • Sociology
  • Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography
The fact that the humanities and social sciences in developing societies generally originated in the West has raised the issue of the relevance of these arts and sciences to the needs and problems of Third World societies. This questioning of relevance has led, in turn, to the call for the indigenisation of knowledge in developing societies. While there has been a great deal of discussion on indigenisation, there has been little practice of indigenised humanities and social science. As a result… Expand

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