Understanding Popular Science

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Jun 1, 2006 - Social Science - 183 pages
Understanding Popular Science provides a framework to help understand the development of popular science and current debates about it. In a lively and accessible style, Peter Broks shows how popular science has been invented, redefined and fought over.
 

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Contents

Chapter 01 UNCERTAIN TIMES
Chapter 02 PROGRESS AND PROFESSIONALISM
Chapter 03 SCIENCE AND MODERNITY
Chapter 04 CONSUMING DOUBTS
Chapter 05 LITERACY AND LEGITIMATION
Chapter 06 GOING CRITICAL
Chapter 07 CONCEPTUAL SPACE
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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About the author (2006)

Dr Peter Broks is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He is the author ofMedia Science Before the Great War, and has written widely on science and culture. Prior to his academic career he worked for three years as a professional journalist.

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