Editorial: Of publics and science

  title={Editorial: Of publics and science},
  author={Edna F. Einsiedel},
  journal={Public Understanding of Science},
  pages={5 - 6}
  • E. Einsiedel
  • Published 1 January 2007
  • Education
  • Public Understanding of Science
In the 20th century and carrying on into the 21st, the relationship between publics and science has been a central focus, whether through the lived experiences of the ordinary citizen or through the penetrating lenses of scholars of science and technology. Much as publics have tried to make sense of things scientific that impinge on daily life—from questions around the safety of our food to pondering the efficacy of a new drug—our scholarly notions of this relationship have also been changing… 

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