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Science Communication

Culture, Identity and Citizenship

Authors: Davies, Sarah R., Horst, Maja

  • Encourages discussion about the effectiveness of science communication 
  • Offers a synthesis of current research in Science Communication Studies and offers new directions for research 
  • Draws on examples from disciplines including science education, STS, museum studies, and media and communication studies.
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About this book

This book describes current practices in science communication, from citizen science to Twitter storms, and celebrates this diversity through case studies and examples. However, the authors also reflect on how scholars and practitioners can gain better insight into science communication through new analytical methods and perspectives. From science PR to the role of embodiment and materiality, some aspects of science communication have been under-studied. How can we better notice these? 
Science Communication provides a new synthesis for Science Communication Studies. It uses the historical literature of the field, new empirical data, and interdisciplinary thought to argue that the frames which are typically used to think about science communication often omit important features of how it is imagined and practised. It is essential reading for students, scholars, and practitioners of science education, science and technology studies, museum studies, and media and communication studies.

About the authors

Sarah R. Davies is Assistant Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She researches science communication, public engagement with science, and the role of science in democracy. Her previous books include the edited volume Science and its Publics (2008). 
Maja Horst is Professor of Science Communication at University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She has studied public controversies over emerging technology, innovation communication, and scientific social responsibility. In 2009 she won the Danish Science Communication prize for her work with interactive debate installations.

Reviews

“It explores the role of capitalism in this context, the relevance of ecology, and more. It reminds readers that scientists publicize their research to persuade funding agencies rather than for the intrinsic worth of the science. … This is a relevant, readable, informative book … . Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.” (V. V. Raman, Choice, Vol. 54 (10), June, 2017) 


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Science Communication as Culture

    Davies, Sarah R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

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  • Histories: Telling the Story of Where Contemporary Science Communication, This Book, and Our Own Work Come From

    Davies, Sarah R. (et al.)

    Pages 29-51

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  • Identities: How Scientists Represent Collectives, Construct Identities, and Make Sense of Science

    Davies, Sarah R. (et al.)

    Pages 53-77

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  • The Changing Nature of Science Communication: Diversification, Education and Professionalisation

    Davies, Sarah R. (et al.)

    Pages 79-101

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  • The Changing Nature of Science: Academic Capitalism, Entrepreneurial Universities and PR

    Davies, Sarah R. (et al.)

    Pages 103-131

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-50366-4
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-50364-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science Communication
Book Subtitle
Culture, Identity and Citizenship
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50366-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-50366-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50364-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 266
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 illustrations in colour
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