The Dominant View of Popularization: Conceptual Problems, Political Uses

  title={The Dominant View of Popularization: Conceptual Problems, Political Uses},
  author={Stephen Hilgartner},
  journal={Social Studies of Science},
  pages={519 - 539}
  • S. Hilgartner
  • Published 1 August 1990
  • Education
  • Social Studies of Science
The culturally-dominant view of the popularization of science rests on a two-stage model: first, scientists develop genuine knowledge; second, popularizers spread streamlined versions to the public. At best, popularization is seen as a low-status educational task of `appropriate simplification'. At worst, it is `pollution' — the distortion of science by outsiders. This paper shows that the dominant view suffers from conceptual problems, and greatly oversimplifies the process. But, despite these… 

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    Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
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