Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology / Edition 1

Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology / Edition 1

by Massimiano Bucchi
     
 

Comprehensive yet accessible, this key Handbook provides an up-to-date overview of the fast growing and increasingly important area of ‘public communication of science and technology’, from both research and practical perspectives. As well as introducing the main issues, arenas and professional perspectives involved, it presents the findings of

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Comprehensive yet accessible, this key Handbook provides an up-to-date overview of the fast growing and increasingly important area of ‘public communication of science and technology’, from both research and practical perspectives. As well as introducing the main issues, arenas and professional perspectives involved, it presents the findings of earlier research and the conclusions previously drawn. Unlike most existing books on this topic, this unique volume couples an overview of the practical problems faced by practitioners with a thorough review of relevant literature and research.

The practical Handbook format ensures it is a student-friendly resource, but its breadth of scope and impressive contributors means that it is also ideal for practitioners and professionals working in the field. Combining the contributions of different disciplines (media and journalism studies, sociology and history of science), the perspectives of different geographical and cultural contexts, and by selecting key contributions from appropriate and well-respected authors, this original text provides an interdisciplinary as well as a global approach to public communication of science and technology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415386173
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Series:
Routledge International Handbooks Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

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Introduction Massimiano Bucchi Bucchi, Massimiano Brian Trench Trench, Brian 1

1 Popular science books Jon Turney Turney, Jon 5

2 Science journalism Sharon Dunwoody Dunwoody, Sharon 15

3 Science museums and science centres Bernard Schiele Schiele, Bernard 27

4 Cinematic Science David A. Kirby Kirby, David A. 41

5 Of deficits, deviations and dialogues: theories of public communication of science Massimiano Bucchi Bucchi, Massimiano 57

6 Health campaign research Robert A. Logan Logan, Robert A. 77

7 Genetics and genomics: the politics and ethics of metaphorical framing Iina Hellsten Hellsten, Iina Brigitte Nerlich Nerlich, Brigitte 93

8 Survey research and the public understanding of science Martin W. Bauer Bauer, Martin W. 111

9 Scientists as public experts Hans Peter Peters Peters, Hans Peter 131

10 Public relations in science: managing the trust portfolio Rick F. Borchelt Borchelt, Rick F. 147

11 Environmental groups and other NGOs as communicators of science Steven Yearley Yearley, Steven 159

12 Public participation and dialogue Edna F. Einsiedel Einsiedel, Edna F. 173

13 Internet: turning science communication inside-out? Brian Trench Trench, Brian 185

14 Risk, science and public communication: third-order thinking about scientific culture Alan Irwin Irwin, Alan 199

15 Public communication of science and technology in developing countries Hester du Plessis Plessis, Hester du 213

16 Communicating the social sciences Angela Cassidy Cassidy, Angela 225

17 Evaluating public communication of science and technology Federico Neresini Neresini, Federico Giuseppe Pellegrini Pellegrini, Giuseppe 237

Index 253

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