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Title Communicating biological sciences [electronic resource] : ethical and metaphorical dimensions / edited by Brigitte Nerlich, Richard Elliott, Brendon Larson.

Imprint Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 250 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Notes on the Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Communicating Biological Sciences: An Introduction; PART I SETTING THE SCENE: ISSUES OF HYPE, HUBRIS AND HUMILITY; 2 How Journalism Can Hide the Truth about Science; 3 Technologies of Humility: Citizen Participation in Governing Science; PART II SCIENCE COMMUNICATION, ETHICS AND FRAMING: MODELS AND CULTURAL REALITY; 4 The Ethics of Framing Science; 5 Bioethical Decisions and the Public Sphere: A Cross-Cultural Perspective; 6 Journalism and Society.
Summary Communicating Biological Sciences discusses the 'ethics' of science communication in light of recent developments in biotechnology and biomedicine. It focuses on the role of metaphors in the creation of visions and the framing of scientific advances, as well as their impact on patterns of public acceptance and rejection, trust and scepticism. Its rigorous investigation will appeal not only to science writers and scientists, but also to scholars of sociology, science and technology studies, media and journalism.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Science news -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Communication in science.
Metaphor.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Nerlich, Brigitte, 1956-
Elliott, Richard, 1982-
Larson, Brendon.
Other Form: Print version: Communicating biological sciences. Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009 9780754676324 0754676323 (DLC) 2009015458 (OCoLC)319602629
ISBN 9780754676331 (electronic bk.)
0754676331 (electronic bk.)
0754676323 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9780754676324 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9780754676324 (hardback ; alk. paper)