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Issues of power

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Are poachers really the bad guys?

    The word poacher is a horrible word. It carries with it images of slain rhinos, piles of ivory, and smuggled AK47s. Even if it described something far more pleasant, such as a coastal walk in the summertime, it still sounds horrible.   Its phonetics are surely part of the reason. But what does … Continue reading

“We make the road by walking”: looking at ‘the bigger picture’ as a road map for citizen science

Recent discussions in several citizen science-related fora have led me to reflect on two themes: how, through our rhetoric and practices, we are giving shape to the increasingly used concept of citizen science, and how by examining the bigger social and historical context of science and production of knowledge we can inform our practices and writings … Continue reading

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