Tracking Science: An Alternative for Those Excluded by Citizen Science

  title={Tracking Science: An Alternative for Those Excluded by Citizen Science},
  author={Louis Liebenberg and /Am //Ao and Marlize Lombard and Michael Shermer and /Uase Xhukwe and Megan Biesele and Di //xao and Peter Carruthers and ≠Oma Kxao and Sven Ove Hansson and Horekhwe Langwane and L. Mark Elbroch and Nobuko Ui and Derek Keeping and Glynis Humphrey and Greg Newman and /Ui G/aq’o and Justin Steventon and Njoxlau Kashe and Robert D. Stevenson and Karel Benadie and Pierre du Plessis and James Minye and /Ui /Kxunta and Bettina Ludwig and ≠Oma Daqm and Marike Louw and Dam Debe and Michael D. Voysey},
In response to recent discussion about terminology, we propose “tracking science” as a term that is more inclusive than citizen science. Our suggestion is set against a post-colonial political background and large-scale migrations, in which “citizen” is becoming an increasingly contentious term. As a diverse group of authors from several continents, our priority is to deliberate a term that is all-inclusive, so that it could be adopted by everyone who participates in science or contributes to… 

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