[ASC-list] Two books on science communication: a review
director at tossgascoigne.com.au
Fri Jan 16 00:27:46 UTC 2009
A review of two recent books on science communication has been
published in Journal of Science Communication.
Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology and
Communicating Science in Social Contexts: New models, new practices
were published by Routledge and Springer respectively.
The full review is available at:
Here's an extract:
"The books share several characteristics, such as the willingness to
take both a theoretical analysis on
science communication’s models and a broad view on communicative
practices and practitioners. We
could see this multiple focus also from the point of view of the three
categories Massimiano Bucchi and
Brian Trench propose in the introductive chapter of the Handbook of
Public Communication of Science
and Technology: actors, arenas and issues. Who is involved in science
communication, in what spaces
does the communication flow and what challenges and controversies are
at stake in those processes?
Finally, both books try to demonstrate that several science
communication models coexist in
contemporary societies, call them as you prefer: linear, dialogical,
top-down, participatory, deficit model."
Thanks to Nico Pitrelli for suggesting this link to us.
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