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The therapeutic cloning debate : global science and journalism in the public sphere

Author: Eric Allen Jensen
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring the controversy surrounding therapeutic human cloning, this book draws upon data collected from news articles and interviews with journalists to examine the role of mass media in shaping  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Allen Jensen
ISBN: 9781409429821 1409429822 1409429830 9781409429838 1472403800 9781472403803
OCLC Number: 862962046
Description: vi, 240 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The struggle to define therapeutic cloning --
Human cloning before dolly --
Epochal change in the contemporary human cloning debate --
Therapeutic cloning science in the global risk society --
Mediating scientific risk in the public sphere --
The role of science journalism --
Previous research on human cloning in the media --
Scientific utopianism and balanced hype --
Scientific dystopianism, balanced hype and haphazard hype --
The role of science fiction in scientific dystopianism --
Scientific nationalism --
Sources: the raw materials of science news --
Framing the science: the role of scientists in the mediated public sphere --
Science politics from below: patient advocates and anti-abortion activists enter the fray --
Science politics from below: anti-abortion groups ascend as the leading opposition --
The ethical experts: professional bioethicists in the therapeutic cloning debate --
Mediating public engagement: promises and problems --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Eric A. Jensen, University of Warwick, UK.

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