This timely and engaging book addresses communicative issues that arise when science and technology travel across socio-cultural boundaries. The authors discuss interactions between different scientific communities; scientists and policy-makers; science and the public; scientists and artists; and other situations where science clashes with other socio-cultural domains. The volume includes theoretical proposals of how to deal with intercultural communication related to science and technology, as well as rich case studies that illustrate the challenges and strategies deployed in these situations. Individual studies explore Europe, Latin America, and Africa, thus including diverse Global North and South contexts.
|Publisher:||Springer International Publishing|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2017|
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Luis Reyes-Galindo is Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Campinas, Brazil, and Honorary Research Fellow at Cardiff University’s School of Social Science, UK. He has held grants from the British Academy and the Mexican Science and Technology Council and is a member of Mexico’s National Researcher’s Network (SNI).
Tiago Ribeiro Duarte is Lecturer of Sociology at the University of Brasília, Brazil. He is interested in interdisciplinary collaboration and communication, the interface of climate science and policy-making, public participation in science, and in science and technology in Latin America.
Table of Contents1. Introduction
2. Mediating Communication in Science: The Interplay of Trust and Interactional Expertise
3. Reassessing the Distinction between Experts and Non-Experts: Methodological Consequences for Research in Science Communication
4. Epistemic Interactions within and outside Scientific Communities: Different or Analogous Processes?
5. Science Journalism as a Social Field: A Contribution for Science Communication and STS Studies
6. Communication between Scientists and Science Communicators within Scientific Research Institutions
7. Answers versus Questions: Psychiatric Genetics and the Arts
8. Modeling Amazonian Environments: Some Considerations on the Science-Policy Interface in Brazil
9. From “Climate Skeptic” to “Dendrosociologist”: How Friendship as a Social Research Method Can Be a Means to Communicate Science in the Making