Communicating Popular Science: From Deficit to Democracy (BOK)

Sarah Perrault

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Technoscientific developments often have far-reaching consequences, both negative and positive, for the public. Yet, because science has the authority to decide which judgments about scientific issues are sound, public concerns are often dismissed because they are not part of the technoscientific paradigm they question. This book addresses the role of science popularization in that paradox; it explains how science writing works and argues that it can do better at promoting public discussions about science-related issues. To support these arguments, it situates science popularization in its historical and cultural context; provides a conceptual framework for analyzing popular science texts; and examines the rhetorical effects of common strategies used in popular science writing. Twenty-six years after Dorothy Nelkin's groundbreaking book, Selling Science: How the Press Covers Science and Technology, popular science writing is still not meeting its potential as a public interest genre; Communicating Popular Science explores how it can move closer to doing so.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Sarah Perrault
Forlag
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
ISBN 9781137017574
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 14,3cm x 22,3cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 397 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Popular culture, Popular science