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Beyond risk: Emplacement and the production of environmental evidence

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dc.contributor.author Reno, Joshua
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-17T21:02:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-17T21:02:29Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08
dc.identifier.citation Reno, Joshua. 2011. Beyond risk: Emplacement and the production of environmental evidence. American Ethnologist 38(3): 516–530 en_US
dc.identifier.other DOI: 10.1111/j.1548-1425.2011.01320.x
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1951/57479
dc.description.abstract I offer a counterpoint to the prevailing risk literature that focuses not on (mis)perceptions of danger but on the production and circulation of different forms of evidence and the environmental claims they promote. Rather than reproduce the epistemic dichotomies associated with risk discourse, I discuss attempts by waste-industry technicians, government inspectors, lawyers, area residents, and activists to generate persuasive accounts of a large, U.S. landfill and its porous boundaries. I argue that the differential influence of their various claims is best understood by examining what it means to know and care for a place. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The research for this article was made possi- ble through the generous support of the Center for the Ethnogra- phy of Everyday Life (CEEL) and the Sloan Foundation. The writ- ing of this article would not have been possible were it not for the additional support of the Waste of the World Programme and the Economic and Social Research Council (RES 000–23-0007). en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher American Ethnologist en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Reno;4
dc.subject risk en_US
dc.subject evidence en_US
dc.subject place en_US
dc.subject science and technology en_US
dc.subject epistemology en_US
dc.subject waste en_US
dc.title Beyond risk: Emplacement and the production of environmental evidence en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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