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State of the Field: Modergasm – The flaccid finality of modern erections

geography, policy, Social Science, State of the FieldJanuary 18, 2011

Effective management of any landscape or seascape must attend to context such as unique attributes of the ecosystem, local cultural values and norms, and broader governance constructs. Conservation managers often joke that the best way to incorporate this context is to install a benevolent dictator at the helm. His or her role would be to […]

HeLa book review

policyFebruary 22, 2010

I could write a hundred different kinds of reviews for Rebecca Skloot’s new book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and they would all be nothing but favorable.  The book has three take-home points: informed consent, privacy issues, and race/class relations.  One of the biggest things to note about the book, however, is the personal […]

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