Exploring Science Communication
A Science and Technology Studies Approach
- Ulrike Felt - Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna, Austria
- Sarah R. Davies - University of Vienna, Austria
Journalism | Science Communication | Sociology of Science
Exploring Science Communication demonstrates how science and technology studies approaches can be explicitly integrated into effective, powerful science communication research. Through a range of case studies, from climate change and public parks to Facebook, museums, and media coverage, it helps you to understand and analyse the complex and diverse ways science and society relate in today’s knowledge intensive environments. Notable features include:
- A focus on showing how to bring academic STS theory into your own science communication research
- Coverage of a range of topics and case studies illustrating different analyses and approaches
- Speaks to disciplines across Media & Communication, Science & Technology Studies, Health Sciences, Environmental Sciences and related areas.
With this book you will learn how science communication can be more than just about disseminating facts to the public, but actually generative, leading to new understanding, research, and practices.
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.
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.
an excellent textbook that fills a gaps for students at all levels
Good material for class discussion and a useful text for students undertaking research projects.