Making time for soil: Technoscientific futurity and the pace of care.

@article{Bellacasa2015MakingTF,
  title={Making time for soil: Technoscientific futurity and the pace of care.},
  author={Maria Puig de la Bellacasa},
  journal={Social studies of science},
  year={2015},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={691-716}
}
The dominant drive for understanding soil has been to pace its fertility with human demand. Today, warnings about soil's exhaustion and endangered ecology raise concerns marked by fears of gloomy environmental futures, prompting scientists and soil practitioners urgently to develop better ways of taking care of soils. Yet the pace required by ecological soil care could be at odds with the predominant temporal orientation of technoscientific intervention, which is driven by an inherently… CONTINUE READING
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