Worldviews and discursive construction of GMO-related risk perceptions in Turkey

  title={Worldviews and discursive construction of GMO-related risk perceptions in Turkey},
  author={G. Veltri and Ahmet Suerdem},
  journal={Public Understanding of Science},
  pages={137 - 154}
  • G. Veltri, Ahmet Suerdem
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Public Understanding of Science
  • This paper analyses the discursive construction of the genetically modified organisms (GMOs) issue in the Turkish political arena following the public debate on the pending legislation on biosecurity. The study proposes an operational approach to semiotic/actor network theory (Latour) applied to public representations of a new technology within the theoretical frameworks of social representation theory and cultural theory of risks. It aims to highlight how different worldviews produce different… CONTINUE READING
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