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Between everyday and scientific knowledge or; to construct an environmental risk
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1495-8346
2011 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper takes its point of departure from current social constructionist theories on environmental risks and local-expert relations. Focusing on local residents’ knowledge production, it questions the one-sidedness that has dominated the research in favour of an expertise perspective, and points at the importance to involve knowledge of the local residents to understand the construction of environmental risks.

By reviewing recent theoretical contributions who try to balance this lack of research, such as Gross (2010), Irwin and Michel (2003) and Wynne (1986, 1996), this paper accentuates the scientific importance of more empirical as well as theoretical work on the local residents’ knowledge production. The review also shows how the relation between local residents and experts could be described in terms of trust and distrust.

The paper emphasises the importance of studying local residents’ knowledge production. The paper’s main conclusions are (I) that it is through the study of how local residents’ make use of scientific knowledge that their relation to expertise in terms of trust or distrust becomes visible and (II) that it is first with the identification of how local residents’ produce their knowledge that it becomes possible to understand the constructions of environmental risks.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011.
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Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-15166OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-15166DiVA, id: diva2:407629
Conference
The Sociology of Risk - Theoretical Perspectives, Copenhagen 27-28 January 2011
Available from: 2011-03-31 Created: 2011-03-31 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

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