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 2: Conceptual Framings: STS Research for Science Communication

  • By: Benedict Anderson, Margaret Ayre, Helen Verran, Tony Bennett, David Bloor, David Edge, Luc Boltanski, Laurent Thévenot, Michel Callon, Pierre Lascoumes, Yannick Barthe, Graham Burchell, Jason Chilvers, Matthew Kearnes, Mwenya Chimba, Jenny Kitzinger, Harry M. Collins, Sarah R. Davies, Sarah R. Davies, Sarah R. Davies, Maja Horst, Isabelle Dussauge, Claes-Fredrik Helgesson, Francis Lee, Steven Epstein, Yaron Ezrahi, Ulrike Felt, Meinolf Dierkes, Claudia Von Grote, Ulrike Felt, Sheila Jasanoff, Sang-Hyun Kim, Ulrike Felt, Jason Chilvers, Matthew Kearnes, Ulrike Felt, Maximilian Fochler, Peter Winkler, Ulrike Felt, Simone Schumann, Claudia Schwarz, Ludwik Fleck, Maximilian Fochler, Sarah De Rijcke, Anders Hansen, Stephen Hilgartner, Maja Horst, Mike Michael, Alan Irwin, Mike Michael, Sheila Jasanoff, Sheila Jasanoff, Sheila Jasanoff, Sheila Jasanoff, Sang-Hyun Kim, Baudouin Jurdant, Karin D. Knorr-Cetina, Bruno Latour, Karin D. Knorr-Cetina, Michael Mulkay, Bruno Latour, Steve Woolgar, John Law, John. Law, John Law, Ulrike Felt, Rayvon Fouché, Clark Miller, Laurel Smith-Doerr, Sharon Macdonald, Felicity Mellor, Brian Rappert, Brian Balmer, Mike Michael, Mike Michael, Clark Miller, Annemarie Mol, Annemarie Mol, Ingunn Moser, Jeannette Pols, Ruth Müller, Sarah de Rijcke, Helga Nowotny, Richard Owen, Phil Macnaghten, Jack Stilgoe, Michael Penkler, Kay Felder, Ulrike Felt, Maria Puig de la Bellacasa, Cecilia Rosen, Lars Guenther, Klara Froehlich, Theodore R. Schatzki, Karin D. Knorr-Cetina, Eike von Savigny, Léna Soler, Sjoerd Zwart, Michael Lynch, Vincent Israel-Jost, Jack Stilgoe, Simon J. Lock, James Wilsdon, Andy Stirling, Helen Verran, David W. Kritt, Lucien T. Winegar, Brittany D. D. Wray, Brian Wynne & Brian Wynne
  • In:Exploring Science Communication: A Science and Technology Studies Approach
  • Chapter DOI:https://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781529721256.n2
  • Subject:Science, Technology & Society, Journalism, Science Communication
  • Keywords:communication research; framing; knowledge; science communication; social order

Conceptual Framings: STS Research for Science Communication

Conceptual Framings: STS Research for Science Communication

2.1 Introduction

This chapter introduces the STS-related conceptual frames we identify as key to studying and doing science communication. It discusses basic assumptions about the nature of knowledge, communication, and research, as well as how these are related to societal challenges. In Chapter 3 we will explore in more detail core sensitivities of STS and what they mean in practice, digging down into the details of how to mobilise them within research practice when analysing science communication. In this chapter we prepare for this by critically reflecting on the nature of communication and of knowledge through, in particular, the notions of co-production and knowing spaces. We also frame science communication as heterogeneous, ...

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