Ideological cultures and media discourses on scientific knowledge: re-reading news on climate change

  title={Ideological cultures and media discourses on scientific knowledge: re-reading news on climate change},
  author={Anabela Carvalho},
  journal={Public Understanding of Science},
  pages={223 - 243}
  • A. Carvalho
  • Published 20 March 2007
  • Sociology
  • Public Understanding of Science
Focusing on the representation of climate change in the British “quality press,” this article argues that the discursive (re)construction of scientific claims in the media is strongly entangled with ideological standpoints. Understood here as a set of ideas and values that legitimate a program of action vis-à-vis a given social and political order, ideology works as a powerful selection device in deciding what is scientific news, i.e. what the relevant “facts” are, and who are the authorized… 

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