Political implications of science popularisation strategies: Frontiers of science

Burns, Maureen (2016) Political implications of science popularisation strategies: Frontiers of science. Public Understanding of Science, 25 5: 518-530. doi:10.1177/0963662515597186


Author Burns, Maureen
Title Political implications of science popularisation strategies: Frontiers of science
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Political implications of science popularisation strategies: Frontiers of science
Journal name Public Understanding of Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1361-6609
0963-6625
Publication date 2016-07-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0963662515597186
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 25
Issue 5
Start page 518
End page 530
Total pages 13
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract This examination of the mediation strategies of a very popular factual science comic strip series from the 1960s and 1970s illustrates, in this case by highlighting the ways in which women were targeted as an audience, that science popularisations are always political. For that reason, they should not be evaluated merely in terms of scientific accuracy. I demonstrate tensions between the dissemination model of communication used in the distribution of science popularisations, on the one hand, with the advocacy of a dialogue model in their content, on the other.
Keyword Gender and science
Interaction experts/publics
Media and science
Popularisation of science
Public understanding of science
Representations of science
Science and popular culture
Science communication
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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