The Therapeutic Cloning Debate

The Therapeutic Cloning Debate

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Exploring the controversy surrounding therapeutic human cloning, this book draws upon data collected from news articles and interviews with journalists to examine the role of mass media in shaping biomedical controversies. With specific reference to the US and the UK as two leading scientific nations grappling with the global issue of therapeutic cloning, together with attention to the important role played by nations in Southeast Asia, this book sheds light on media representations of scientific developments, the unrealistic hype that can surround them, the influence of religion and the potentially harmful imposition of journalistic and nationalist values on the scientific field. Empirically grounded and theoretically innovative, The Therapeutic Cloning Debate will appeal to social scientists across a range of disciplines with interests in science communication, public engagement, cultural and media studies, science politics, science journalism, the sociology of expert knowledge and risk. It will also appeal to scientists, journalists, policymakers and others interested in how news media frame science for the public.Mulkay (1996) identified the use of science fiction allusions in the UK embryo research debate, arguing that research opponents were ... 589) argues that cultural texts, such as dystopian science fiction, channel the a#39;changing popular images ofanbsp;...

Title:The Therapeutic Cloning Debate
Author:Dr Eric A Jensen
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2014-03-28


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