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Science as pantomime : explorations in contemporary children's non-fiction books

@inproceedings{Bell2008ScienceAP,
  title={Science as pantomime : explorations in contemporary children's non-fiction books},
  author={Alice R. Bell},
  year={2008}
}
This project explores a case study in children's science culture: Horrible Science, a UK based series aimed at 7-11 year olds. Children, I believe, are one of science communication's most interesting audiences. They are both potential members and potential outsiders of the scientific community, and Horrible Science produces a liminar identity to meet these two markets. I apply a metaphor of pantomime to help describe Horrible Science, partly because of the series' approach to using fiction and… Expand
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