Misunderstanding Science? The Public Reconstruction of Science and Technology

ISBN-10: 0521525209
ISBN-13: 9780521525206
Edition: 2002
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Description: This study offers a challenging new perspective on the nature of modern science and its relationship with the public. As such, it contributes to the current discussion over the public understanding of science.

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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/3/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 244
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

This study offers a challenging new perspective on the nature of modern science and its relationship with the public. As such, it contributes to the current discussion over the public understanding of science.

Introduction
Misunderstood misunderstandings: social identities and the public uptake of science
Science and hell's kitchen: the local understanding of hazard issues
Authorising science: public understanding of science in museums
Disembodied knowledge? Making sense of medical science
Now you see it, now you don't: mediating science and managing uncertainty in reproductive medicine
Knowing ignorance and ignoring knowledge: discourses of ignorance in the public understanding of science
Insiders and outsiders: identifying experts on home ground
Nature's advocates: on putting science to work in environmental organisations

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