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Misunderstanding Science? The Public Reconstruction of Science and Technology

Edited By: Alan Irwin and Brian Wynne
232 pages, 2 tables, 3 maps
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  • Misunderstanding Science? ISBN: 9780521525206 Paperback Jun 2004 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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Wide-ranging analysis of public perceptions of science, including a chapter on science in museums and a chapter by Steven Yearley on science at work in environmental organisations.


Introduction Alan Irwin and Brian Wynne; 1. Misunderstood misunderstandings: social identities and the public uptake of science Brian Wynne; 2. Science and hell's kitchen: the local understanding of hazard issues Alan Irwin, Alison Dale and Denis Smith; 3. Authorising science: public understanding of science in museums Sharon Macdonald; 4. Disembodied knowledge Making sense of medical science Helen Lambert and Hilary Rose; 5. Now you see it, now you don't: mediating science and managing uncertainty in reproductive medicine Frances Price; 6. Knowing ignorance and ignoring knowledge: discourses of ignorance in the public understanding of science Mike Michael; 7. Insiders and outsiders: identifying experts on home ground Rosemary McKechnie; 8. Nature's advocates: on putting science to work in environmental organisations Steven Yearley.

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Edited By: Alan Irwin and Brian Wynne
232 pages, 2 tables, 3 maps
Media reviews
'The case studies in Irwin and Wynne's volume ... contain several insights that scientists would find stimulating.' A. J. Meadows, Nature
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