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Author Davies, Sarah R.,
Title Science communication : culture, identity and citizenship / Sarah R. Daview, Maja Horst.
Imprint London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

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Subject Communication in science.
Communication in science -- Social aspects.
Communication in science -- Political aspects.
Alt Name Horst, Maja,
Description 1 online resource (265 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Acknowledgements; Contents; 1: Introduction: Science Communication asCulture; What is science communication?; Science communication asecosystem; Science communication asculture; Identity inscience communication; Production ofscience communication; Representations inscience communication; Consumption ofscience communication; Regulation ofscience communication; The circuit ofculture asaheuristic; Notes; 2: Histories: Telling theStory ofWhere Contemporary Science Communication, This Book, andOur Own Work ComeFrom; Enlightenment, science, anddemocracy.
Controversy andresistance Public understanding ofscience topublic engagement withscience; Dialogue, deliberation andparticipation; Modelling science communication; Communication asconstitutive andmaterial; Notes; 3: Identities: How Scientists Represent Collectives, Construct Identities, andMake Sense ofScience; Science communication asstrategic performance; Making sense oforganisations; Representing science; Celebrity scientists; Dual allegiance anddecoupling; Notes; 4: The Changing Nature ofScience Communication: Diversification, Education andProfessionalisation.
A shifting media landscape The ecosystem ofscience communication is diversifying; Integration andspecialisation inscience communication; The professionalisation ofscience communication; Training science communicators; Norms andvalues inscience communication; Researching professionalised science communication; Notes; 5: The Changing Nature ofScience: Academic Capitalism, Entrepreneurial Universities andPR; Entrepreneurial science andacademic capitalism; Science communication andthe marketisation ofscience; Interdisciplinary andintersectoral collaboration.
Corporate communication inscience Scientific excellence asbrand; Science PR; Media policies andoffices; Crisis communication inscience; The rise ofinterface specialists; Science is changing; Notes; 6: Futures: Innovation Communication asPerformative, Normative, andInterest-Driven; Science communication creates futures; Innovation communication; The performativity ofexpectations; The normativity ofexpectations; Expectations andinterests; How should westudy andcommunicate expectations?; Notes.
7: Images, Spaces, andEmotions: Non-discursive Aspects ofScience Communication Images inscience communication; The sociology ofimages; Exploring materiality inscience communication; The affordances ofobjects, structures, spaces andplaces; Emotions inscience communication; Boredom andmisbehaviour; Notes; 8: Scientific Citizenship: TheRole ofScience Communication inDemocracy; Scientific citizenship; Scientific citizenship andcitizen science; Science communication ascapacity building; A systemic approach todeliberation; The dynamics ofpower.
Summary 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.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 19, 2016).
ISBN 9781137503664 (electronic bk.)
1137503661 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1057/978-1-137-50366-4
OCLC # 966392443
Additional Format Print version: Davies, Sarah R. Science Communication : Culture, Identity and Citizenship. London : Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2016 9781137503640