Lydia J. Roberts’ Nutrition Research and the Rhetoric of ‘Democratic’ Science

College Composition and Communication, Vol. 61, No. 1, pp. 109-129, 2009

21 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2009

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Jordynn Jack

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

This article examines nutritionist Lydia J. Roberts’s use of the “democratic approach” as a rhetorical strategy both to build solidarity among scientists and to enact participatory research in a rural Puerto Rican community. This example suggests that participatory scientific methodologies are not necessarily democratic but may function rhetorically to serve nondemocratic purposes.

Keywords: rhetoric, rhetoric of science, nutrition, democracy, methodology

Suggested Citation

Jack, Jordynn, Lydia J. Roberts’ Nutrition Research and the Rhetoric of ‘Democratic’ Science (2009). College Composition and Communication, Vol. 61, No. 1, pp. 109-129, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1525899 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1525899

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