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Genealogy of Popular Science

From Ancient Ecphrasis to Virtual Reality

Ed. by Muñoz Morcillo, Jesús / Robertson-von Trotha, Caroline Y.

Series:Science Studies

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    Publication Date:
    2020
    Copyright year:
    2020
    To be published:
    February 2020
    ISBN
    978-3-8394-4835-9
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    Despite the efforts of modern scholars to explain the origins of science communication as a social, rhetorical, and aesthetic phenomenon, most researchers approach the popularization of science from the perspective of present issues, thus ignoring its historical roots in classical culture along with its continuities, disruptions, and transformations.
    This volume fills this research gap with a genealogically reflected introduction into the popularization of science as a recurrent cultural technique. The category »popular science« is elucidated in interdisciplinary and diachronic dialogue, discussing case studies from all historical periods.
    Classicists, archaeologists, medievalists, art historians, sociologists, and historians of science provide the first diachronic and multi-layered approach to the rhetoric techniques, aesthetics, and societal conditions that have shaped the dissemination and reception of scientific knowledge.

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    370 pages
    TRANSCRIPT
    Language:
    English
    Keyword(s):
    Art,Cultural History,History of Science,Sociology of Science,Art History,History
    Readership:
    Professional and scholarly;

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