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Exploring Science Communication
A Science and Technology Studies Approach

Edited by:
  • Ulrike Felt - Department of Social Studies of Science, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Sarah R. Davies - University of Copenhagen, Denmark


March 2020 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

 
Chapter 1. Introduction
 
Part I – STS Concepts and Sensitivities
 
Chapter 2. STS Research on Science Communication: Conceptual Framings
 
Chapter 3. What does an STS approach to Science Communication Look Like?
 
Part II – Mobilizing STS Concepts and Sensitivities: The Case Studies
Tybjerg, Karin; Whiteley, Louise; Davies, Sarah R.
Chapter 4. Object Biographies: The Life of a Hacked Gene Gun
Owens, Marcus
Chapter 5. Public Science and Public Space: Communicating Ecologies through Landscape Design
Born, Dorothea
Chapter 6. Visual Climate Communication: Making Facts and Concerns in Popular Science Magazines
Felt, Ulrike
Chapter 7. Public Health Communication: Anecdotal Evidence and Responsibility Health in Print Media Accounts of Obesity
Szymanski, Erika
Chapter 8. Constructing Science in Public: Framing Synthetic Yeast in News Media
Marsh, Oliver
Chapter 9. Science, Emotion, and Identity Online: Constructing Science and Selves on “I Fucking Love Science”
Ben Shachar, Teharlev Erela; Davidovitch, Nadav
Chapter 10. Coproducing Knowledge and Nation States: Nutrition Communication and the making of Citizens
Amelung, Nina; Granja, Rafaela; Machado, Helena
Chapter 11. Communicating Forensic Genetics: "Enthusiastic" Publics and the Management of Expectations
 
Part III – Concluding Thoughts
 
Chapter 12. Connections, Assemblages, and Open Ends

Exploring Science Communication brilliantly demonstrates how Science Communication can be enhanced and elaborated through an engagement with Science and Technology Studies. Analytically and empirically, the volume traces the complex roles of Science Communication in the making and doing of science, publics and politics. Essential reading for both analysts and practitioners.  

Mike Michael
University of Exeter

Science communication emerges as much more than getting new knowledge ‘out’ to larger society. Through a series of insightful contributions, science communication is revealed as shaping both science and society, re-imagining our socio-technical futures and creating narratives of governance, responsibility and change. Seen from an STS perspective, science communication ‘matters’ in important, challenging and unexpected ways.

Alan Irwin
Copenhagen Business School

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