Exploring Science Communication demonstrates how science and technology studies approaches can be explicitly integrated into effective, powerful science communication research. Through a range of case studies, from climate change and public parks to Facebook, museums, and media coverage, it helps you to understand and analyse the complex and diverse ways science and society relate in today’s knowledge intensive environments. Notable features include: • A focus on showing how to bring academic STS theory into your own science communication research • Coverage of a range of topics and case studies illustrating different analyses and approaches • Speaks to disciplines across Media & Communication, Science & Technology Studies, Health Sciences, Environmental Sciences and related areas. With this book you will learn how science communication can be more than just about disseminating facts to the public, but actually generative, leading to new understanding, research, and practices.
Chapter 10: Co-producing Knowledge and Nation-states: Nutrition Communication and the Making of Citizens
Co-producing Knowledge and Nation-states: Nutrition Communication and the Making of Citizens
Reflections and Connections
This chapter – written by Erela Teharlev Ben-Shachar and Nadav Davidovitch – takes as its focus nutritional communication. Its approach is longitudinal and context-specific. By examining the history of nutrition communication in Israel from the 1940s to the 1980s, Teharlev Ben-Shachar and Davidovitch are able to show how knowledge about food is co-produced with specific versions of wider society and, in particular, of nationhood.
One key thing that is made through this nutritional advice is citizenship, specifically that of women (generally framed as the ones concerned with taking care of food). ...