Genealogy of Popular Science

From Ancient Ecphrasis to Virtual Reality

Despite the efforts of modern scholars to explain the origins of science communication as a social, rhetorical, and aesthetic phenomenon, most researchers approach the popularization of science from the perspective of present issues, thus ignoring its historical roots in classical culture along with its continuities, disruptions, and transformations.

This volume fills this research gap with a genealogically reflected introduction into the popularization of science as a recurrent cultural technique. The category »popular science« is elucidated in interdisciplinary and diachronic dialogue, discussing case studies from all historical periods.

Classicists, archaeologists, medievalists, art historians, sociologists, and historians of science provide the first diachronic and multi-layered approach to the rhetoric techniques, aesthetics, and societal conditions that have shaped the dissemination and reception of scientific knowledge.

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2020-01-27, ca. 370 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4835-5

This product will be released at 27 January 2020

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Book title
Genealogy of Popular Science From Ancient Ecphrasis to Virtual Reality
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 370
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 50 SW-Abbildungen, 20 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-4835-5
Commodity Group
1510
BIC-Code
PDX PDR AC
BISAC-Code
HIS054000 SCI034000 SOC026000 SCI075000 ART015000
THEMA-Code
PDX PDR AGA
Release date
2020-01-27
Edition
1
Topics
Wissenschaft, Kulturgeschichte, Kunst
Readership
Cultural Studies, Classical Philology, Art History, Science History, Social Sciences
Keywords/Tags
Science Communication, Antiquity and Middle Ages, Renaissance and Enlightenment, Modern Visual Culture, Aesthetics and Science Popularization, Science, Art, Cultural History, History of Science, Sociology of Science, Art History, History

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