Monthly Archives: August 2010

Science exposed

Ethics and research I teach social science research methods and students learn that great care must be taken to prevent harming anyone in the name of research. In fact, if people are involved in a research project on our campus … Continue reading

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All my relations

The Osage-Lakota connection When my colleague Cornel Pewewardy sends emails to the Native American Studies faculty on our campus he often addresses us as “Relatives.” In a similar vein, when I meet a fellow Osage I think of her or … Continue reading

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Interconnectedness

Is science “naked”? Laura Nader likes to write about metaphors and science, and asserts in her book that science is naked.

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In the name of progress

Sometimes science prevails, sometimes ethics Yesterday I wrote about science discourse and the framing of Native Americans as anti-progressive. Often this occurs within the context of controversies that have the effect of cleaving one side from another: us versus them, … Continue reading

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Framing the Indian

The same old frame What frames commonly describe American Indian perspectives? In the context of issues about science, health, risk and the environment, Indigenous views are typically relegated to the realm of religion and superstition.

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Power of the frame

Who gets to name?   My formal scholarship in mass communication studies has focused on framing: how words, terms, metaphors and meaning emerge from the way in which concepts are “framed.”  

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Reflections on science and culture

Science in context Folks are packing up and leaving the communication conference in Denver, and I’m reflecting on what I’ve learned from the presentations about science. One thing is clear: if the indigenous community hopes to elevate Native Science to … Continue reading

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Art meets science

Kidnappers and scalpers A missive from Denver , where I’m presenting a paper on the intersection of Indian science, Western science and identity. The paper examines how the definitions of indigenous, Indigeneity and Native American are fraught with problems: the … Continue reading

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The artist’s gaze

The paradox of artistic renderings  Artistic renderings of American Indians most certainly helped frame notions of Indigeneity and solidified how settlers and citizens conceptualized Native America. For example, George Catlin famously painted Indians, showed his work at every opportunity, and … Continue reading

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Framing Indigeneity

The politics of naming  The intersection of Native science with Western science has taken an unexpected turn into a discussion of American Indian identity. Seems that our work examining science discourse in mass media has revealed deeply held values about … Continue reading

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