Marginalized Knowledge: An Agenda for Indigenous Knowledge Development and Integration with Other Forms of Knowledge



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University of Zululand

Faculty of Arts Conference

2007

Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference




Theme

Local and global issues in research in Humanities and Social Sciences”


Editors

Dennis N. Ocholla, Thandi Nzama and Catherine Addison


Proceedings of the Faculty of Arts 2nd Annual Conference

2007

Theme

Local and global issues in research in Humanities and Social Sciences”



Editors
Dennis N. Ocholla, Thandi Nzama and Catherine Addison

University of Zululand

2007

Published by the Department of Library and Information Science – [Online] http://www.arts.uzulu.ac.za

University of Zululand

Private Bag x1001

KwaDlangezwa

3886


South Africa
E-mail : docholla@pan.uzulu.ac.za

: TnNzama@pan.uzulu.ac.za

: Caddison@pan.uzulu.ac.za

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© Authors 2007

Cover design : Sipho Ndwandwe

Copy editors: Catherine Akinyi, Themba Moyo and Musonda Mpepo

Foreword

The Faculty of Arts Research Committee organized the second conference on the theme “Local and global issues in research in Humanities and Social Sciences” at the University of Zululand, Arts Auditorium, on the 18th June 2007. The aim of the conference was to provide an interdisciplinary platform for sharing knowledge on research activities and related scholarly and academic work by staff and students in the humanities and social sciences. The conference objectives were to:




  • Share scholarly knowledge among staff in the humanities and social
    sciences

  • Popularize research and dissemination of research results

  • Provide a platform for networking among staff and students

  • Promote  and encourage constructive scholarly debate

  • Enable free interaction and exchange of ideas

  • Provide a forum where staff and students can showcase their research output and academic work

  • Provide an interface and interactive environment for disseminating and filtering research outcome before publication in scholarly journals

  • Enable the creation of a faculty research open access repository for
    interdisciplinary research output in humanities and social sciences

  • Promote knowledge sharing and transfer through open discussions.



Sub-themes

  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems

  • Information, Communication and Technology

  • Information and Knowledge Society

  • Community Psychology

  • HIV/AIDS

  • Rural Development

  • Politics and Public Administration

  • Criminology

  • Inter-cultural Studies/Cultural Diversity

  • Sustainability as Model for Development

  • Socio-economic systems and regional development

  • Diversity in literature and cultural studies

  • Recreation and Tourism



We hope to extend the geographical and thematic scope of this conference in the future.
I wish to thank the organizers of this conference and also wish the participants a great conference.
Prof. N. Makunga, Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts.

June, 2007






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