Routledge handbook of public communication of science and technology / edited by Massimiano Bucchi and Brian Trench

Bucchi, Massimiano [ed.] | Trench, Brian [ed.].
ISBN: 9780415834612.Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Abingdon : Routledge, 2014Description: xv, 258 p.Series: Routledge international handbooks: Summary: The Routledge Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology provides a state-of-the-art review of this fast-growing and increasingly important area, through an examination of the research on the main actors, issues, and arenas involved. In this brand-new revised edition, the book brings the reviews up-to-date and deepens the analysis. As well as substantial reworking of many chapters, it gives more attention to digital media and the global aspects of science communication, with the inclusion of four new chapters. Several new contributors are added to leading mass-communication scholars, sociologists, public-relations practitioners, science writers, and others featured herein. With key questions for further discussion highlighted in each chapter, the handbook is a student-friendly resource and its scope and expert contributors mean it is also ideal for both practitioners and professionals working in the field. Combining the perspectives of different disciplines and of different geographical and cultural contexts, this original text provides an interdisciplinary and global approach to the public communication of science and technology. It is a valuable resource for students, researchers, educators, and professionals in media and journalism, sociology, the history of science, and science and technology. (Font: Editor)
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The Routledge Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology provides a state-of-the-art review of this fast-growing and increasingly important area, through an examination of the research on the main actors, issues, and arenas involved.
In this brand-new revised edition, the book brings the reviews up-to-date and deepens the analysis. As well as substantial reworking of many chapters, it gives more attention to digital media and the global aspects of science communication, with the inclusion of four new chapters. Several new contributors are added to leading mass-communication scholars, sociologists, public-relations practitioners, science writers, and others featured herein.
With key questions for further discussion highlighted in each chapter, the handbook is a student-friendly resource and its scope and expert contributors mean it is also ideal for both practitioners and professionals working in the field. Combining the perspectives of different disciplines and of different geographical and cultural contexts, this original text provides an interdisciplinary and global approach to the public communication of science and technology. It is a valuable resource for students, researchers, educators, and professionals in media and journalism, sociology, the history of science, and science and technology. (Font: Editor)

List of illustration -- Notes on contributors -- Foreword to the second edition -- 1. Science Communication Research: Themes and Challenges / Massimiano Bucchi, Brian Trench -- 2.Popular Science Books: From Public Education to Science Bestsellers / Alice Bell, Jon Turney -- 3. Science Journalism: Prospects in the Digital Age / Sharon Dunwoody -- 4. Science Museums and Centres: Evolution and Contemporary Trends / Bernard Schiele -- 5. Public Relations in Science: Managing the Trust Portfolio / Rick E. Borchelt, Kristian H. Nielsen -- 6. Scientists as Public Experts: Expectations and Responsibilities / Hans Peter Peters -- 7. Scientists in Popular Culture: the Making of Celebrities Declan / Fahy and Bruce Lewenstein -- 8.Science and Technology In Film: Themes and Representations / David A. Kirby -- 9. Environmentalists as Communicators of Science: Advocates and Critics / Steven Yearley -- 10. Publics and Their Participation in Science and Technology: Changing Roles, Blurring Boundaries / Edna F. Einsiedel -- 11. Public Understanding of Science: Survey Research Around the World / Martin W. Bauer, Bankole A. Falade -- 12. Risk, Science and Public Communication: Third-Order Thinking About Scientific Culture / Alan Irwin -- 13. Engaging in Science Policy Controversies: Insights From the US Climate Change Debate / Matthew C. Nisbet -- 14.Communicating the Social Sciences: a Specific Challenge? / Angela Cassidy -- 15.Health Campaign Research: Enduring Challenges and New Developments / Robert A. Logan -- 16. Global Spread of Science Communication: Institutions and Practices Across Continents / Brian Trench, Massimiano Bucchi, Latifah Amin, Gultekin Cakmakci, Bankole A. Falade, Arko Olesk, Carmelo Polino -- 17. Assessing the Impact of Science Communication: Approaches to Evaluation / Federico Neresini, Giuseppe Pellegrini -- Index

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