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Scientists as citizens and knowers in the detection of deforestation in the Amazon

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Autor(es):
Monteiro, Marko ; Rajao, Raoni
Número total de Autores: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: SOCIAL STUDIES OF SCIENCE; v. 47, n. 4, p. 466-484, AUG 2017.
Citações Web of Science: 7
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This paper examines how scientists deal with tensions emerging from their role as providers of objective knowledge and as citizens concerned with how their research influences policy and politics in Brazil. This is accomplished through an ethnographic account of scientists using remote sensing technology, of their knowledge-making activities and of the broader socio-political controversies that permeate the detection of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Strategies for mitigating uncertainty are central aspects of the knowledge practices analyzed, bringing controversies external' to the laboratory into' the lab, making these boundaries conceptually problematic. In particular, the anticipation of alternative interpretations of rainforest cover is a crucial way that scientists bring the world into the lab, helping to shed light on how scientists, usually seen and analyzed as isolated, are in fact often in constant dialogue with the broader political controversies related to their work. These insights help question the idea that the monitoring of deforestation through remote sensing is a form of secluded research, drawing a more complex picture of the dual role of scientists as knowledge producers and concerned citizens. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/11592-6 - Ciência, tecnologia e território: uma etnografia da relação entre ciência e políticas no sensoriamento remoto brasileiro
Beneficiário:Marko Synésio Alves Monteiro
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 08/09302-1 - Mapeando imagens digitais: um estudo etnográfico de práticas de sensoriamento remoto
Beneficiário:Marko Synésio Alves Monteiro
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Apoio a Jovens Pesquisadores