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.

chapter 1|15 pages

Indigenous peoples

Heritage and landscape in the Asia Pacific
ByStephen Acabado, Da-Wei Kuan

chapter 2|15 pages

Engaged research uncovers the grey areas and trade-offs in climate justice

ByCourtney Work, Arnim Scheidel, Ida Theilade, Sen Sothea, Danik Song

chapter 3|23 pages

Engaging voices in the landscape

Participatory geography in Indigenous land rights recognition
ByMicah R. Fisher

chapter 4|18 pages

Prutehi Litekyan

A social movement to protect biocultural diversity and restore indigenous land sovereignty on Guåhan
ByElse Demeulenaere

chapter 5|16 pages

Expressive cultures

Empowering Cordillera (Philippines) weavers through textile revitalization
ByAnalyn Salvador-Amores, Marlon Martin, Stephen Acabado

chapter 6|20 pages

From territorial claim to land-use plan

The experience of dialoging Indigenous ecological knowledge and state management regime in Taiwan
ByDa-Wei Kuan

chapter 7|17 pages

Applied archaeology empowers

Blending traditional and modern knowledge through educational outreach on Rapa Nui (Easter Island, Chile)
ByBritton L. Shepardson

chapter 8|14 pages

Archaeology and heritage in the conflict zone

Lessons from the Moluccas
ByMarlon Ririmasse, Peter Lape

chapter 9|12 pages

Heritage and history in Cambodia

Localizing and empowering communities through archaeology
ByJean-Baptiste Chevance

chapter 10|17 pages

Apertures of knowledge co-production

Facilitating multi-generational photovoices at Bali’s UNESCO Cultural Landscape
ByWiwik Dharmiasih, Micah Fisher, Ni Luh Emi Dwiyanti, I Gede Yudha Bhismaya, Bart Verheijen

chapter 11|15 pages

Indigenous care of heritage monuments

The case of Nan Madol in the Western Pacific
ByJohn A. Peterson, Rufino Mauricio, Augustine Kohler

chapter 12|19 pages

Indigenizing culture

Research collaboration and heritage-making with Higaunon Lumad communities in the southern Philippines
ByOona Paredes

chapter |5 pages


ByChristopher B. Rodning