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Jean Goodwin

Proceedings Title

Between Scientists & Citizens

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In this paper, I demonstrate the rhetorical life of ignorance as a special topos of ecological science. I accomplish this through a topical survey of the genre systems of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), and show how ignorance sequences into larger argumentative signatures that define its disciplinary epistemology. I argue that Ecology is a science with a social praxis and ignoring public application not only underserves the discipline, but is inconsistent with the history of Ecology.

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https://doi.org/10.31274/sciencecommunication-180809-88

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Signatures and Spinoffs: Sequences of Ignorance in the Theory/Practice Split of the Ecological Society of America, 1917–1950

In this paper, I demonstrate the rhetorical life of ignorance as a special topos of ecological science. I accomplish this through a topical survey of the genre systems of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), and show how ignorance sequences into larger argumentative signatures that define its disciplinary epistemology. I argue that Ecology is a science with a social praxis and ignoring public application not only underserves the discipline, but is inconsistent with the history of Ecology.

 

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