To tell the truth: on scientific counterpublics

  title={To tell the truth: on scientific counterpublics},
  author={David J. Hess},
  journal={Public Understanding of Science},
  pages={627 - 641}
  • D. Hess
  • Published 1 September 2011
  • Political Science
  • Public Understanding of Science
Research in the public understanding of science for and against the public deficit model often is based on assumptions of individualism and lay knowledge. That approach to the public is contrasted with a second and third concept of the public. Subordinate networks in diverse social fields can form counterpublics when they claim to represent the general public benefit better than the official constructions of the public and public interest that are articulated by the spokespersons of the… 

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