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dc.contributor.authorVetter, Jeremy
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-13T23:45:00Z
dc.date.available2019-06-13T23:45:00Z
dc.date.issued2019-06
dc.identifier.citationVetter, J. (2019). Knowing the Great Plains Weather: Field Life and Lay Participation on the American Frontier during the Railroad Era. East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal, 13(2), 195-213.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1875-2160
dc.identifier.issn1875-2152
dc.identifier.doi10.1215/18752160-7341700
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/632898
dc.description.abstractOn the US Great Plains frontier in the late nineteenth century, perhaps no area of scientific knowledge was more contested than the weather, which connected with debates around the long-term climate of this semiarid region. Observation of the weather was shared across the divide between scientists and lay people, illustrating an early historical predecessor of enlisting citizen scientists to help in the production of knowledge. Situating this example of lay participation in the larger context of diverse modes of field practice during the railroad era, this article examines the production of weather knowledge on the Great Plains frontier, especially in Kansas, to explore some important stages in the process of coordinating lay observers, including the ground-level practices of organizing lay people into networks for producing knowledge, and marginalizing and discrediting folk knowledge about the weather that was autonomous from the authorized scientific community. The author argues for greater attention to the historical emergence of crucial hierarchical, structured aspects of lay participation in science, inflected by the Chinese concept of shi, in contrast to the recently common focus on flattened, collaborative networks.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherDUKE UNIV PRESSen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://read.dukeupress.edu/easts/article/13/2/195/138766/Knowing-the-Great-Plains-Weather-Field-Life-anden_US
dc.rightsCopyright © 2019 Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subjectmeteorologyen_US
dc.subjectweather knowledgeen_US
dc.subjectlay participationen_US
dc.subjectobserving networksen_US
dc.subjectforecastingen_US
dc.titleKnowing the Great Plains Weather: Field Life and Lay Participation on the American Frontier during the Railroad Eraen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Dept Histen_US
dc.identifier.journalEAST ASIAN SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALen_US
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dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US
dc.source.journaltitleEast Asian Science, Technology and Society
dc.source.volume13
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage195
dc.source.endpage213
refterms.dateFOA2019-06-13T23:45:00Z


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