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Visual Media, Science And Society

Visual Media, Science And Society
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  • ISBN-13: 9780415383813
  • ISBN: 0415383811
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Publisher: Routledge

AUTHOR

Weingart, Peter

SUMMARY

What is a popular image of science and where does it come from? Little is known about the formation of science images and their transformation into popular images of science. In this anthology, contributions from two areas of expertise: image theory and history and the sociology of the sciences, explore techniques of constructing science images and transforming them into highly ambivalent images that represent the sciences. The essays, most of them with illustrations, present evidence that popular images of the sciences are based upon abstract theories rather than facts, and, equally, images of scientists are stimulated by imagination rather than historical knowledge.Weingart, Peter is the author of 'Visual Media, Science And Society ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780415383813 and ISBN 0415383811.

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