Communicating Science

A Global Perspective

by Toss Gascoigne, Bernard Schiele, Joan Leach, Michelle Riedlinger, Bruce V. Lewenstein, Luisa Massarani, Peter Broks

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Book Description

Modern science communication has emerged in the twentieth century as a field of study, a body of practice and a profession - and it is a practice with deep historical roots. We have seen the birth of interactive science centres, the first university actions in teaching and conducting research, and a sharp growth in employment of science communicators.

This collection charts the emergence of modern science communication across the world. This is the first volume to map investment around the globe in science centres, university courses and research, publications and conferences as well as tell the national stories of science communication.

How did it all begin? How has development varied from one country to another? What motivated governments, institutions and people to see science communication as an answer to questions of the social place of science?

Communicating Science describes the pathways followed by 39 different countries. All continents and many cultures are represented. For some countries, this is the first time that their science communication story has been told.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Communicating Science ebook for free in PDF format (22.9 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Introduction: A global trend, an emerging field, a multiplicity of understandings: Science communication in 39 countries
 
Chapter 2
The Timelines: A broad‑brush analysis
 
Chapter 3
Africa: Health communication in selected African states from colonial times
 
Chapter 4
Aotearoa New Zealand: Participatory science and bicultural knowledge communication
 
Chapter 5
Argentina: Contexts, agents and practices in science communication
 
Chapter 6
Australia: The five stages of development of science communication
 
Chapter 7
Brazil: History, significant breakthroughs and present challenges in science communication
 
Chapter 8
Canada: One country, two cultures: Two routes to science communication
 
Chapter 9
China: Science popularisation on the road forever
 
Chapter 10
Colombia: Stories in the history of science communication
 
Chapter 11
Denmark, Norway and Sweden: Share, make useful and critically discuss: Science communication
 
Chapter 12
Estonia: Science communication in a post-Soviet country
 
Chapter 13
France: 'The Republic needs scholars!' A rapid history of making science public in 20th-century France
 
Chapter 14
Germany: Continuity and change marked by a turbulent history
 
Chapter 15
Ghana: When individuals refuse to let science communication die
 
Chapter 16
India: Tracing science communication in independent India
 
Chapter 17
Iran: From the ancient world of Elam to modern science communication
 
Chapter 18
Ireland: Science in a land of storytellers
 
Chapter 19
Israel: Developed Science, developing Science Communication
 
Chapter 20
Italy: The long and winding path of science communication
 
Chapter 21
Jamaica: Science communication in the land of wood and water
 
Chapter 22
Japan: Western science and Japanese culture
 
Chapter 23
Malaysia: Science communication in a pluralistic society
 
Chapter 24
Mexico: From simple and centralised to expansion, diversity and complexity
 
Chapter 25
The Netherlands: From the first science information officers to the Dutch Research Agenda
 
Chapter 26
Nigeria: Battling the odds: Science communication in an African state
 
Chapter 27
Pakistan: Changing landscape of science communication
 
Chapter 28
Philippines: From science then communication, to science communication
 
Chapter 29
Portugal: The late bloom of (modern) science communication
 
Chapter 30
Russia: Russian pendulum: From glorious science propaganda to modest public engagement initiatives
 
Chapter 31
Singapore: An evolving and increasingly complex relationship
 
Chapter 32
South Africa: Science communication throughout turbulent times
 
Chapter 33
South Korea: A different exemplar
 
Chapter 34
Spain: Evolution and professionalisation of science communication
 
Chapter 35
Taiwan: From nationalising science to democratising science
 
Chapter 36
Thailand: From temples and palaces to modern science communication
 
Chapter 37
Turkey: From the Ottoman Empire to the Republic
 
Chapter 38
Uganda: Cultural values and modern media as drivers of science communication
 
Chapter 39
United Kingdom: The developing relationship between science and society
 
Chapter 40
United States of America: Science communication in the USA: It's complicated
 

Book Details

Publisher
ANU Press
Published
2020
Pages
994
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781760463656
ISBN10
1760463655
ISBN13 Digital
9781760463663
ISBN10 Digital
1760463663
PDF Size
22.9 MB
License
CC BY

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