Different Knowledge Regimes and Some Consequences for ‘Sustainability’
Signe Howell shows a special responsibility to consider how anthropologists may contribute to policies for alleviating the current ecological crisis in Malaysia
Policy makers and implementers need to take on board the fact that "culture" is not superficial. It is questionable if knowledge of Chewong (on the Malaysian Peninsula) values and practicies would be useful in the establishment of an environmental projcect with Lio(Sarawak province,Malaysia)-and vice versa. Interestingly, in light of recent changes, it is questionable if either social group is ensuring the conditions for their own future generations that was a major aim of the Brundtland Commission. Signe Howell searches for an anthropological contribution to an understanding of the issues involved, to provide Insight to policy makers.