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Organic Public Engagement

How Ecological Thinking Transforms Public Engagement with Science

Authors: Lerner, Adam S., Gehrke, Pat J.

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  • Challenges dominant paradigms in public engagement through both a comprehensive competing theory of engagement and specific case studies of public engagement with science
  • Presents a foundational theory of engagement and the practical methodology for implementing that theory
  • Appeals to public engagement scholars, researchers, and students, especially those working in public engagement with science and technology, science communication, public understanding of science, and rhetoric of science and technology
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This book advances organic public engagement methods based on ecological thinking. The authors draw on rich multi-disciplinary literature in ecological thinking as well as research from public engagement with science events held over the past several years across the United States. Through this combination of ecology theory and case studies, this book provides both the conceptual foundations and the proven practical applications of public engagement grounded in ecological thinking. It offers engagement scholars an effective and efficient means of carrying out their missions, while simultaneously building a more ecologically valid method for studying actually existing publics. 

About the authors

Adam S. Lerner, Research Fellow of Communication and Rhetoric of Science, Department of English, University of South Carolina, USA

Pat J. Gehrke, Associate Professor and Director of Speech Communication & Rhetoric, Department of English, University of South Carolina, USA

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Lerner, Adam S. (et al.)

  • Ecological Thinking in Science and Public

    Pages 7-37

    Lerner, Adam S. (et al.)

  • Engaging Public Ecologies

    Pages 39-67

    Lerner, Adam S. (et al.)

  • Publics and Counterpublics of Engagement

    Pages 69-95

    Lerner, Adam S. (et al.)

  • Scientific Expertise and Engagement Experts

    Pages 97-120

    Lerner, Adam S. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Organic Public Engagement
Book Subtitle
How Ecological Thinking Transforms Public Engagement with Science
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64397-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64397-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64396-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87783-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 184
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