Contested Knowledge: Science, Media, and Democracy in Kerala

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Science communication, once the exclusive preserve of a scientific elite, has not been immune to the growing influence of mass media over society. As mass media becomes the most prominent site of public deliberation over science, multiple voices-both expert and non-expert-have begun to emerge, rewriting the social contract of science. In the new millennium, the Indian state of Kerala saw a number of scientific controversies being discussed in the regional newspapers. Set against the backdrop of case studies of three major ...

Contested Knowledge: Science, Media, and Democracy in Kerala 2017, OUP India, New Delhi

ISBN-13: 9780199469123

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