Communicating Nanotechnology Applications, Risks, and Regulations
Palgrave Pivot (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 25. August 2018
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 108 Seiten
978-3-319-88812-5 (ISBN)
This book discusses the results and implications of a two-year public engagement program on nanotechnology. Led by eleven diverse civic groups across the United States, the program events covered a wide range of applications and sparked robust discussions concerning risk and regulation. Through computer-assisted qualitative data analysis, video recordings of the events were coded for expressed levels of knowledge, positive and negative audience responses, perceptions of risk, views on regulation, and speakers' communication behaviors. These results add richness, nuance, and complexity to our perception of the public's understanding of nanotechnology, its support for regulation, and effective practices of science communication in the context of nanotechnology and other emerging technologies. Nano-Publics also offers further guidance for public engagement research, the regulation of emerging technologies, and potential science communication campaigns.
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018
  • Englisch
  • Cham
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • 5 s/w Abbildungen
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  • 5 Illustrations, black and white; XI, 94 p. 5 illus.
  • Höhe: 210 mm
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  • Breite: 148 mm
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  • Dicke: 6 mm
  • 152 gr
978-3-319-88812-5 (9783319888125)
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Pat J. Gehrke is Associate Professor in the Speech Communication and Rhetoric Program at the University of South Carolina, USA. He is also an associate member of the North Carolina State University Public Communication of Science and Technology Project, and a former editor of the Review of Communication.
1.Organic Public Engagement with Nanotechnology: Advantages and Challenges2.Public Understanding of Nanotechnology: How Publics Know3.Nanotechnology Applications and Risks: Valences and Ambiguities4.Government Regulation of Nanotechnology: Imperfectly Essential5.Lessons for Science Communicators: Assumptions and Assessment

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