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Science Communication in the World: Practices, Theories and Trends

Offers a comprehensive account of the development of science communication in China, India, Korea, South Africa, and Spain
Features special chapters on the teaching of science communication in universities, the promotion of science culture in the EU, and the measurement of science culture
Provides multilateral perspectives from five continents

By: Bernard Schiele (Editor), Michel Claessens (Editor), Shunke Shi (Editor)

342 pages, 6 b/w illustrations, 8 tables


Paperback | May 2014 | #214629 | ISBN-13: 9789401782500
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Hardback | Apr 2012 | #214631 | ISBN-13: 9789400742789
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About this book

Science Communication in the World is aimed at all those who wonder about the mechanisms and effects of the disclosure of knowledge. Whether they have a professional interest in understanding these processes generally, or they wish to conduct targeted investigations in the PCST field, it will be useful to anyone involved in science communication, including researchers, academics, students, journalists, science museum staff, scientists high public profiles, and information officers in scientific institutions.


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PART 1: National Overviews
1. The 'Communicative Turn' in Contemporary Techno-Science: Latin American Approaches and Global Tendencies
2. The Evolution of Science Communication Research on Australia
3. The Development of Science Communication Studies in Canada
4. Science Popularization Studies in China
5. Policy Perspective on Science Popularization in China
6. Deliberation, Dialogue or Dissemination: Changing Objectives in the Communication of Science and Technology in Denmark
7. Social Sciences and the Communication of Science and Technology in France: Implications, Experimentation and Critique
8. The Recent Public Understanding of Science Movement in Germany
9. Public Understanding of Science: Glimpses of the Past and Roads Ahead
10. Whose Science? What Knowledge? Science, Rationality and Literacy in Africa
11. An Experience of Science Communication in Korea: The Space-Sharing Project with Mass Media
12. From Science Popularization To Public Engagement: The History of Science Communication in Korea
13. Spanish PCST and the European Science in Society Strategy
14. Science Museums and Cultural Images of Modernity: Scientific Communication, New Identities and Sociopolitical Constraints on Science Museums in Spain

PART 2: Horizontal Issues
15. Slowly But Surely: How the European Union Promotes Science Communication
16. Vital and Vulnerable: Science Communication as a University Subject
17. Visible Scientists, Media Coverage and National Identity: Nobel Laureates in the Italian Daily Press
18. Engagement: The Key To the Communicative Effectiveness of Science and Ideas
19. From Public To Policy
20. Science Culture and its Indicators


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