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Beyond risk: Emplacement and the production of environmental evidence

Reno, Joshua. 2011. Beyond risk: Emplacement and the production of environmental evidence. American Ethnologist, 38(3), pp. 516-530. ISSN 0094-0496 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

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.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1548-1425.2011.01320.x

Additional Information:

Author name written as 'Joshua O. Reno' in published version.

Keywords:

risk;evidence;place;epistemology;waste;science and technology

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

Dates:

DateEvent
August 2011Published

Item ID:

6180

Date Deposited:

08 Nov 2011 15:59

Last Modified:

09 Jul 2018 17:48

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/6180

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