Science kitsch and pop science: A reconnaissance

  title={Science kitsch and pop science: A reconnaissance},
  author={E. Kaeser},
  journal={Public Understanding of Science},
  pages={559 - 569}
  • E. Kaeser
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Public Understanding of Science
Science kitsch? The combination of these two words rings like an oxymoron. Science – as the common saying has it – exposes, discovers, tells the truth; kitsch conceals, covers, lies. I think, this “shadow” of science deserves a specific scrutiny, not only because it reflects the altered place and role of science in contemporary “knowledge” society but also because it pinpoints the task of relocating science in the “multicultural” context of postmodernism, with its different epistemic claims… Expand
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