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245 00 Science Communication in South Africa|h[electronic 
       resource] :|bReflections on Current Issues /|cedited by 
       Peter Weingart, Marine Joubert & Bankole Falade. 
260    Cape Town :|bAfrican Minds,|c2019.|e(Baltimore, Md. :
       |fProject MUSE,|g2015) 
300    1 online resource (iv, 231 pages ) 
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520    "Why do we need to communicate science? Is science, with 
       its highly specialised language and its arcane methods, 
       too distant to be understood by the public? Is it really 
       possible for citizens to participate meaningfully in 
       scientific research projects and debate? Should scientists
       be mandated to engage with the public to facilitate better
       understanding of science? How can they best communicate 
       their special knowledge to be intelligible? These and a 
       plethora of related questions are being raised by 
       researchers and politicians alike as they have become 
       convinced that science and society need to draw nearer to 
       one another.Once the persuasion took hold that science 
       should open up to the public and these questions were 
       raised, it became clear that coming up with satisfactory 
       answers would be a complex challenge. The inaccessibility 
       of scientific language and methods, due to ever increasing
       specialisation, is at the base of its very success. Thus, 
       translating specialised knowledge to become understandable,
       interesting and relevant to various publics creates 
       particular perils. This is exacerbated by the ongoing 
       disruption of the public discourse through the 
       digitisation of communication platforms. For example, the 
       availability of medical knowledge on the internet and the 
       immense opportunities to inform oneself about health risks
       via social media are undermined by the manipulable nature 
       of this technology that does not allow its users to 
       distinguish between credible content and misinformation.In
       countries around the world, scientists, policy-makers and 
       the public have high hopes for science communication: that
       it may elevate its populations educationally, that it may 
       raise the level of sound decision-making for people in 
       their daily lives, and that it may contribute to 
       innovation and economic well-being. This collection of 
       current reflections gives an insight into the issues that 
       have to be addressed by research to reach these noble 
       goals, for South Africa and by South Africans in 
588    Description based on print version record. 
590    eBooks on EBSCOhost|bEBSCO eBook Subscription Academic 
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650  0 Communication in science|zSouth Africa. 
650  0 Communication in science. 
655  4 Electronic books. 
700 1  Falade, Bankole. 
700 1  Joubert, Marina. 
700 1  Weingart, Peter. 
710 2  Project Muse. 
830  0 Book collections on Project MUSE. 
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       db=nlebk&AN=2373830|zOnline ebook via EBSCO. Access 
       restricted to current Rider University students, faculty, 
       and staff. 
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