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Title Between understanding and trust : the public, science and technology / edited by Meinolf Dierkes and Claudia von Grote
Published Australia : Harwood Academic, ©2000
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 381 pages) : illustrations
Contents Part PART ONE THE HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL CONTEXT OF THE DISCUSSION SURROUNDING THE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY -- chapter INTRODUCTION -- chapter 1 WHY SHOULD THE PUBLIC UNDERSTAND SCIENCE? -- chapter 2 THE SCIENCE WARS AND AMERICAN POLITICS / Sheila Jasanoff -- chapter 3 From Northern to Southern Europe Political Motivations Behind Recent Discourse on the Public Understanding of Science -- part PART TWO COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS: RESULTS OF AND REFLECTIONS ON SURVEYS AS METHODOLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS -- chapter INTRODUCTION -- chapter 4 ClVIC SCIENTIFIC LlTERACY AND ATTITUDE TO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, THE UNITED STATES, JAPAN, AND CANADA -- chapter 5 TWO CULTURES OF PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN EUROPE* / John Durant -- chapter 6 SCIENCE IN THE MEDIA AS A CULTURAL INDICATOR: CONTEXTUALIZING SURVEYS WITH MEDIA ANALYSIS / Martin Bauer -- chapter 7 STUDYING PUBLIC PERCEPTION OF BIOTECHNOLOGY: HELICOPTER OR MICROSCOPE? / Anneke M. Hamstra -- part PART THREE SCIENCE AND THE PUBLIC REVISED CONCEPTS -- chapter INTRODUCTION -- chapter 8 UNDERSTANDING PUBLICS IN THE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE / Edna F. Einsiedel -- chapter 9 WHAT DOES SCIENCE MEAN IN THE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE? -- chapter 10 AGAINST LINEARITY ON THE CULTURAL APPROPRIATION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY* -- part PART FOUR INFORMING THE PUBLIC AND DEBATING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY -- chapter INTRODUCTION -- chapter 11 FROM INFORMATION TO ATTITUDES? THOUGHTS ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN KNOWLEDGE ABOUT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AND ATTITUDES TOWARD TECHNOLOGIES* / Hans Peter Peters -- chapter 12 INFORMATION'S ROLE IN THE INTRODUCTION AND SOCIAL REGULATION OF NEW BIOTECHNOLOGIES* -- chapter 13 A PUBLIC EXPLOSION: BIG-BANG THEORY IN THE U.K. DAILY PRESS * -- part CONCLUSION -- chapter 14 PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: STATE OF THE ART AND CONSEQUENCES FOR FUTURE RESEARCH / Claudia von Grote and Meinolf Dierkes -- chapter List of Authors
Summary This collection of essays provides an overview of the wide range of unresolved questions arising in the context of public understanding of, and attitudes toward, science and technology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Mass media and technology.
Science -- Public opinion
Technological innovations -- Government policy -- Citizen participation
Technology -- Social aspects.
Mass media and technology.
SCIENCE -- Philosophy & Social Aspects.
Science -- Public opinion.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Social Aspects.
Technology -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Dierkes, Meinolf.
Grote, Claudia von.
ISBN 0203988973
0415516218
113528802X
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9058230074
9780203988978
9780415516211
9781135288020
9781135288068
9781135288075
9789058230072