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Getting Better
Language: en
Pages: 326
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-01-01 - Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Ever since the 1950s, when television became ascendent in American popular culture, it has become commonplace to bemoan its "bad" effects. Little or nothing, however, has been said about its "good" effects. With this observation, Henry Perkinson introduces his provocative and original analysis of television and culture. Rejecting the determinism
Hermeneutics and Science
Language: en
Pages: 388
Authors: Márta Fehér, O. Kiss, L. Ropolyi
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-17 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Hermeneutics was elaborated as a specific art of understanding in humanities. The discovered paradigmatic, historical characteristics of scientific knowledge, and the role of rhetoric, interpretation and contextuality enabled us to use similar arguments in natural sciences too. In this way a new research field, the hermeneutics of science emerged based
Frontiers for the American Century
Language: en
Pages: 269
Authors: James Spiller
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-29 - Publisher: Springer

This book compares the cultural politics of the U.S. space and Antarctic programs during the Cold War. It analyzes how culturally salient terms, especially the nationalist motif of the frontier, were used to garner public support for these strategic initiatives and, more generally, United States internationalism during this period.
Popularizing Science and Technology in the European Periphery, 1800–2000
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Faidra Papanelopoulou
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-23 - Publisher: Routledge

The vast majority of European countries have never had a Newton, Pasteur or Einstein. Therefore a historical analysis of their scientific culture must be more than the search for great luminaries. Studies of the ways science and technology were communicated to the public in countries of the European periphery can
Routledge Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Massimiano Bucchi, Brian Trench
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-28 - Publisher: Routledge

Communicating science and technology is a high priority of many research and policy institutions, a concern of many other private and public bodies, and an established subject of training and education. In the past few decades, the field has developed and expanded significantly, both in terms of professional practice, and