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Communicating science in social contexts : new models, new practices

Author: Donghong Cheng; et al
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Established theoretical models now seem out of step with the social reality of the sciences, and the previously clear-cut delineations and interacting domains between cultural fields have blurred.  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donghong Cheng; et al
ISBN: 9781402085970 1402085974
OCLC Number: 474531405
Description: xviii, 320 s. ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: Revisiting models.- 1. Paradigm change for science communication: commercial science needs a critical public.- 2. European trends in science communication.- 3. Words and figures of the public: the misunderstanding in scientific communication.- 4. Representation and deliberation: new perspectives on communication among actors in science and technology innovation.- 5. Medialisation of science as a prerequisite of its legitimisation and political relevance.- 6. On and about the deficit model in an age of free flow.- 7. Towards an analytical framework of science communication models.- Part 2: Crossing broundaries.- 8. Before and after science: science and technology in pop music, 1970 - 1990.- 9. The more, the earlier, the better: science communication supports science education.- 10. Hollywood knowledge: communication between scientific and entertainment cultures.- 11. Situating science in the social context by cross-sectoral collaboration.- Part 3: Developing strategies.- 12. From science communication to knowledge brokering: the shift from `science push' to `policy pull'.- 13. Science advocacy: challenging task, difficult pathways.- 14. The epistemic jumble of sustainable development.- 15. In search of dialogue: staging science communication in consensus conferences.- 16. So where's the theory? On the relationship between science communication practice and research.- 17. From democratization of knowledge to bridge building between science, technology and society.- 18. Bringing science to the public.- Appendix.- Index.
Responsibility: Donghong Cheng ... [et al.], eds.


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