Nanotechnology, Risk And Communication

Hardcover | March 15, 2009

byAlison G. Anderson

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Drawing together insights from media studies, sociology and science and technology studies, this book is one of the first major studies of media coverage, policy debates and public perceptions of nanotechnologies, and makes a fascinating and timely contribution to debates about the public communication of science.

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Drawing together insights from media studies, sociology and science and technology studies, this book is one of the first major studies of media coverage, policy debates and public perceptions of nanotechnologies, and makes a fascinating and timely contribution to debates about the public communication of science.

ALISON ANDERSON is Reader in Sociology at the University of Plymouth, UK. She is author of Media, Culture and the Environment, and co-editor of The Changing Consumer and Tourism, Consumption and Representation.   ALAN PETERSEN is Professor of Sociology at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He is also Honorary Visiting Professor ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.87 × 5.58 × 0.67 inPublished:March 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230506933

ISBN - 13:9780230506930

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Reporting Science
Risk Society and the Media
News Coverage of Nanotechnologies
Nanotechnologies, Public Knowledge and the Media
Scientists and Policymakers Representations of Nanotechnologies
Communication about Nanotechnologies in the Future
Notes
References