Communicating Science in Social Contexts

New models, new practices

Editors: Cheng, D., Claessens, M., Gascoigne, N.R.J., Metcalfe, J., Schiele, B., Shi, S. (Eds.)

  • Reflects the richness of science communication and reviews the current models and experiences in this field
  • Crystallizes the state of the art in science communication
  • A product of the research and expertise developed by the informal and international Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) Network
  • Written by 31 world leading experts who all have a substantial experience in both theoretical and practical approaches to science communication
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Science communication, as a multidisciplinary field, has developed remarkably in recent years. It is now a distinct and exceedingly dynamic science that melds theoretical approaches with practical experience. Formerly well-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. Communicating Science in Social Contexts examines that shift, which itself depicts a profound recomposition of knowledge fields, activities and dissemination practices, and the value accorded to science and technology.

Communicating Science in Social Contexts is the product of a long-term effort that would not have been possible without the research and expertise of the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) Network and the editors. For nearly 20 years, this informal, international network has been organizing events and forums for discussion of the public communication of science.

This valuable tool is recommended for those interested in teaching people how to cope in a society dominated by science and technology, particularly researchers, science journalists, science museum and science centers staff, academic researchers who study aspects of PCST, scientists who interact closely with the public, press and public information officers of scientic institutions, science theater directors, and anyone interested in issues related to science communication.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Paradigm Change for Science Communication: Commercial Science Needs a Critical Public

    Bauer, Martin W.

    Pages 7-25

  • European Trends in Science Communication

    Claessens, Michel

    Pages 27-38

  • Words and Figures of the Public: the Misunderstanding in Scientific Communication

    Marec, Joëlle (et al.)

    Pages 39-54

  • Representation and Deliberation: New Perspectives on Communication Among Actors in Science and Technology Innovation

    Pellegrini, Giuseppe

    Pages 55-69

  • Medialization of Science as a Prerequisite of Its Legitimization and Political Relevance

    Peters, Hans Peter (et al.)

    Pages 71-92

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eBook $189.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Communicating Science in Social Contexts
Book Subtitle
New models, new practices
Editors
  • Donghong Cheng
  • Michel Claessens
  • Nicholas R. J. Gascoigne
  • Jenni Metcalfe
  • Bernard Schiele
  • Shunke Shi
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8598-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8598-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8597-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7928-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 320
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