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Warmed sciences and worlds: mixed narratives of climate change in Sao Paulo

Grant number: 12/23739-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2013
Effective date (End): January 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology
Principal researcher:Stelio Alessandro Marras
Grantee:André Sicchieri Bailão
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

This study concerns a description of nature and society production, according to Bruno Latour, in the human and non-human networks of climate change science in Sao Paulo. Climate change is at the eye of the storm in one of the most important scientific and sociopolitical debates of our time, due to the risks it presents to the old classifications of modern science, which distinguish the human and natural dominions. This study aimed at promoting developments in anthropological theory and ethnography in the fields of climate change, anthropology of science and technology, science studies, and actor-network-theory. The research started with mapping the network of climate change scientists in Sao Paulo dedicated to the production, development, and use of computer climate models and with selecting the literature concerning anthropology and history of science and climate change science. Based on interviews of mapped researchers and the selected literature, this study discusses following actor-network-theory the history of human and natural classifications at risk in climate change science and the different sociotechnical elements and relations that compose it and are produced by it. (AU)

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BAILÃO, André Sicchieri. Sciences and heated worlds: mixed narratives of climatic changes in São Paulo. 2014. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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