Political ecology and the geography of science : Lesosady, Lysenkoism, and Soviet Science in Kyrgyzstan's walnut–fruit forest

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Dept. of Geography, Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Etats-Unis

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The A. present a historical geography of the Lysenkoist and field-based heredity science that in-formed a program of forest modification in Soviet Central Asia in the mid-twentieth century. This program, which used horticultural techniques to construct forest-orchards (lesosady) in the walnut–fruit forests of Soviet Kirgizia, entered the landscape into scientific controversies, with ramifications for human–forest interactions in Kyrgyzstan today. Field sciences, like Lysenkoist heredity, have geographies that immerse them in and transform the world. By telling them, political ecologists can better illuminate where and how the doing of science has shaped encounters between people and their environments.

Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Annals of the Association of American Geographers, issn : 0004-5608, 2014, vol. 104, n°. 6, p. 1183-1198, nombre de pages : 16, Références bibliographiques : 4 p.

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Pays édition : Etats-Unis, Washington, DC, Association of American Geographers

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