Misunderstanding Science?: The Public Reconstruction of Science and Technology

Misunderstanding Science?: The Public Reconstruction of Science and Technology

by Alan Irwin
     
 

A challenging new perspective on the nature of modern science and its relationship with the public.See more details below

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A challenging new perspective on the nature of modern science and its relationship with the public.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521525206
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Alan Irwin and Brian Wynne; 1. Misunderstood misunderstandings: social identities and the public uptake of science Brian Wynne; 2. Science and hell's kitchen: the local understanding of hazard issues Alan Irwin, Alison Dale and Denis Smith; 3. Authorising science: public understanding of science in museums Sharon Macdonald; 4. Disembodied knowledge? Making sense of medical science Helen Lambert and Hilary Rose; 5. Now you see it, now you don't: mediating science and managing uncertainty in reproductive medicine Frances Price; 6. Knowing ignorance and ignoring knowledge: discourses of ignorance in the public understanding of science Mike Michael; 7. Insiders and outsiders: identifying experts on home ground Rosemary McKechnie; 8. Nature's advocates: on putting science to work in environmental organisations Steven Yearley.

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