Toward a Democratic Science: Scientific Narration and Civic Communication

Toward a Democratic Science: Scientific Narration and Civic Communication

by Richard Harvey Brown, Richard H. Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300067070

ISBN-13: 9780300067071

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this important book, a leading authority in the field of social theory and communication shows how science is a rhetorical and narrative activity-a story well told. Richard Harvey Brown argues that expert knowledge is a form of power and explains how a narrative view of science can integrate science within a democratic civic discourse, as in the movement for

Overview

In this important book, a leading authority in the field of social theory and communication shows how science is a rhetorical and narrative activity-a story well told. Richard Harvey Brown argues that expert knowledge is a form of power and explains how a narrative view of science can integrate science within a democratic civic discourse, as in the movement for environmental justice in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300067071
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix(4)
Acknowledgments xiii
1 Scientific Knowledge, Rhetorical Criticism, and Civic Communication
1(19)
2 Textuality, Social Science, and Society: Toward a Scientific Discourse for Civic Competence
20(20)
3 Social Science and the Poetics of Public Truth
40(24)
4 Science and Storytelling: Creating Truths through Narratives of Conversion
64(29)
5 Narrative and Truth in Scientific Practice
93(29)
6 Modern Science: Institutionalization of Knowledge and Rationalization of Power
122(31)
7 Poetics, Politics, and Professionalization in the Rise of American Psychology
153(21)
8 Toward a Field Theory of Knowledge/Power in Science and Civic Life
174(19)
9 Democratic Science in Practice: The Experience of the Environmental Justice Movement with Robert J. Brulle
193(21)
10 Science and Citizenship in a Technicist Culture
214(13)
Notes 227(8)
References 235(44)
Index 279

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