Science Communication

Culture, Identity and Citizenship

  • Sarah R. Davies
  • Maja Horst

About this book

Introduction

This book describes current practices in science communication, from citizen science to Twitter storms, and celebrates this diversity through case studies and examples. However, the authors also reflect on how scholars and practitioners can gain better insight into science communication through new analytical methods and perspectives. From science PR to the role of embodiment and materiality, some aspects of science communication have been under-studied. How can we better notice these? 

Science Communication provides a new synthesis for Science Communication Studies. It uses the historical literature of the field, new empirical data, and interdisciplinary thought to argue that the frames which are typically used to think about science communication often omit important features of how it is imagined and practised. It is essential reading for students, scholars, and practitioners of science education, science and technology studies, museum studies, and media and communication studies.

Keywords

STS Science and technology studies Science Education public deliberation knowledge communication theory interdisciplinary Science and its Publics Public Engagement Research management and organization Science Museum Science and Society Public Understanding of Science communication communication studies education methods Museum organization public relations science science education

Authors and affiliations

  • Sarah R. Davies
    • 1
  • Maja Horst
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Media, Cognition and CommunicationUniversity of CopenhagenKøbenhavn SDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Media, Cognition and CommunicationUniversity of CopenhagenKøbenhavn SDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-50366-4
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-50364-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-50366-4
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