A Grain Of Truth

Autor: Susanna Hornig Priest
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0585379637
File Size: 57,90 MB
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A Grain of Truth debunks the myth that growing public distrust of genetically modified organisms can be attributed to scientific illiteracy or sensationalistic news stories. Arguing neither for nor against genetic engineering and other forms of biotechnology, this book charges both media and industry with ignoring the concerns of the general public and encourages greater public debate over biotech and other such complex issues.

The Media The Public And Agricultural Biotechnology

Autor: Dominique Brossard
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1845932056
File Size: 37,51 MB
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Bringing together the perspectives of both researchers and practitioners on public opinion processes, these case studies look at public opinion data, communication theory and international examples to see how public opinion is formed. Empirical tests of theories of opinion formation are studied as well as practical experiences used to provide critical insights on communication strategies.

Media Risk And Science

Autor: Stuart Allan
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780335206636
File Size: 14,73 MB
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* How is science represented by the media? * Who defines what counts as a risk, threat or hazard, and why? * In what ways do media images of science shape public perceptions? * What can cultural and media studies tell us about current scientific controversies? Media, Risk and Science is an exciting exploration into an array of important issues, providing a much needed framework for understanding key debates on how the media represent science and risk. In a highly effective way, Stuart Allan weaves together insights from multiple strands of research across diverse disciplines. Among the themes he examines are: the role of science in science fiction, such as Star Trek; the problem of 'pseudo-science' in The X-Files; and how science is displayed in science museums. Science journalism receives particular attention, with the processes by which science is made 'newsworthy' unravelled for careful scrutiny. The book also includes individual chapters devoted to how the media portray environmental risks, HIV-AIDS, food scares (such as BSE or 'mad cow disease' and GM foods) and human cloning. The result is a highly topical text that will be invaluable for students and scholars in cultural and media studies, science studies, journalism, sociology and politics.

Seeds Of Contention

Autor: Per Pinstrup-Andersen
Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
ISBN: 0195664906
File Size: 40,40 MB
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In recent years the media have reported on the increasing use of genetically modified crops in agriculture. This text focuses attention on the less discussed issues of the potential benefits of genetically modified crops for developing countries.

Communication Impact

Autor: Susanna Hornig Priest
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
File Size: 45,96 MB
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Designed as an alternative stand-alone text or supplement to conventional research methods texts, Communication Impact introduces methods through engaging narrative descriptions of actual research projects driven by contemporary real-world questions. Each chapter addresses a different method, including community-based research, research on organizations and institutions, problem-focused research, cross-cultural research, and research on new technologies. Visit our website for sample chapters!