Volume 22, number 2

Envisioning and Enacting the Science We Need

Fall 2019
community science

For a People-Centered Science: A Call to Action

Less than thirty miles south of New Orleans on the west bank of the Mississippi River, LA-23 takes a southern turn through Belle Chasse, winds down past the Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery, to the communities of Ironton, Davant, and Myrtle Grove. The road becomes narrower, and the thin strip of land is bordered on one...

Pubs, Bathtubs, and Labcoats

Where did the 1970s radical science movement begin? Some may say it started in a grand conference hall, where Nobel Prize winner Maurice Wilkins declared that science was in a state of crisis.

From Pro-Choice Politics to Reproductive Justice

Healthcare practitioners regularly minimize the pain of people of color. This is particularly so for women of color, whose bodies have been subjected to regular suspicion and abuse. The fields of science and medicine, renowned for progress...

The Lucas Plan – An Idea Whose Time has Come?

Although often not associated with the radical science movement, the Alternative Corporate Plan produced by workers at Lucas Aerospace in the UK in the 1970s was, one of radical science’s outstanding achievements. And, like Science for the...

Psychology and Neuroscience Beyond the Binary

Biological essentialism and reductionism have plagued how we scientists do science, and how society looks at the science we do, for a very long time. Biological essentialism refers to the idea that who we are is purely innate, a hardwired...

How I Became an Occasional Cartographer

Growing up, there was a globe on my family’s living room table. My brother and I would play “vacation,” spinning the globe and dragging our fingers along the rotating lines of latitude. Wherever our fingers pointed when the globe stopped...

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