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Unleashing Science Popularisation: Studies on Science as Popular Culture


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Title: Unleashing Science Popularisation: Studies on Science as Popular Culture
Authors: Gunnarsson, Andreas
Issue Date: 30-Mar-2012
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Sociology. Science and Technology Studies ; Sociologiska institutionen. Avdelningen för teknik- och vetenskapsstudier
Parts of work: Andreas Gunnarsson (2009): ’The First Swede in Space: The Making of a Public Science Hero’, Culture Unbound, Volume 1: 137–159.

Andreas Gunnarsson & Mark Elam (2012): ’Food Fight! The Swedish Low-Carb/High Fat (LCHF) Movement and the Turning of Science Popularisation Against the Scientists’, Science as Culture, DOI:10.1080/09505431.2011.632000

Mark Elam & Andreas Gunnarsson (2012): ’ The Advanced Liberal Logic of Nicotine Replacement’ in Bent Larsson, Martin Letell & Håkan Thörn (eds.) Transformations of the Swedish Welfare State: From Social Engineering to Governance?, New York, Palgrave Macmillan.

Andreas Gunnarsson (2006): Genetik i fiktion, Tema kultur och samhälle skriftserie 2006:2, Liu-tryck, Linköping
Date of Defence: 2012-04-20
Disputation: Fredagen den 20 april 2012, kl. 13.15, Hörsalen Sappören, Sprängkullsgatan 25.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: STS Research Reports
18
Keywords: science popularisation
popular culture
public understanding of science
science and the media
Abstract: This thesis aims to broaden the concept of science popularisation. It argues that the conventional view of popularisation as the public communication of appropriately simplified versions of established facts to lay audiences fails to capture the multifaceted nature of popularisation practices through which science and popular culture are recombined. Drawing on perspectives from Science and Technology Studies and from Cultural Studies a number of case studies are presented in order to explore ... more
ISBN: 978-91-975442-7-6
ISSN: 1650-4437
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/28928
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