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Transforming Data: An Ethnography of Scientific Data from the Brazilian Amazon

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This thesis is an ethnography of scientific data produced by a Brazil-led scientific
project in the Brazilian Amazon. It describes how the researchers and technicians
make data about the Amazon forest, and how this data in turn generates different
scientific communities, scientific subjectivities, and claims about the world. It
explores the limits of a representational idiom to describe such scientific practice, and in so doing investigates the reflexive and recursive repercussions of such descriptions for the anthropology of science.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherIT-Universitetet i København
Number of pages237
ISBN (Print)978-87-7949-288-2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
SeriesITU-DS
Number93
ISSN1602-3536

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