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Communicating biological sciences : ethical and metaphorical dimensions / edited by Brigitte Nerlich, Richard Elliott, Brendon Larson.

  • Nerlich, Brigitte, 1956-
Date
[2009], ©2009
  • Books

About this work

Publication/Creation

Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2009], ©2009.

Physical description

xiv, 250 pages ; 24 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

1. Communicating Biological Sciences: An Introduction / Brigitte Nerlich, Richard Elliott and Brendon Larson -- 2. How Journalism Can Hide the Truth about Science / Elmien Wolvaardt -- 3. Technologies of Humility: Citizen Participation in Governing Science / Sheila Jasanoff -- 4. Ethics of Framing Science / Matthew C. Nisbet -- 5. Bioethical Decisions and the Public Sphere: A Cross-Cultural Perspective / Christoph Rehmann-Sutter -- 6. Journalism and Society / Toby Murcott -- 7. Science Communication and Ethics - Trying to Get it Right: The Science Media Centre - A Case Study / Fiona Fox -- 8. Genes, Genomes and What to Make of Them / Jon Turney -- 9. Workbench View of Science Communication and Metaphor / Tim Radford -- 10. Metaphor Contests and Contested Metaphors: From Webs Spinning Spiders to Barcodes on DNA / Stephen Strauss -- 11. Should Scientists Advocate? The Case of Promotional Metaphors in Environmental Science / Brendon Larson -- 12. Metaphors as Time Capsules: Their Uses in the Biosciences and the Media / Iina Hellsten -- 13. Breakthroughs and Disasters: The (Ethical) Use of Future-Oriented Metaphors in Science Communication / Brigitte Nerlich -- 14. Craig Venter and the Re-programming of Life: How Metaphors Shape and Perform Ethical Discourses in the Media Presentation of Synthetic Biology / Andrew Balmer and Camille Herreman -- 15. Blame Francis Bacon: The Metaphor of Progress and the Progress of Metaphor in Science / Megan Allyse.

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    Medical Collection
    Q225 2009C65
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ISBN

  • 9780754676324
  • 0754676323
  • 9780754676331
  • 0754676331