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Intercultural Communication and Science and Technology Studies

  • Luis Reyes-Galindo
  • Tiago Ribeiro Duarte


  • Incorporates both theoretical and empirical methods of research

  • Offers a wide array of case studies, including British public outreach projects and ethnographic fieldwork in Amazonian climate-monitoring projects

  • Examines how researchers in science and technology studies are also active participants in processes of science communication


About this book


This timely and engaging book addresses communicative issues that arise when science and technology travel across socio-cultural boundaries. The authors discuss interactions between different scientific communities; scientists and policy-makers; science and the public; scientists and artists; and other situations where science clashes with other socio-cultural domains. The volume includes theoretical proposals of how to deal with intercultural communication related to science and technology, as well as rich case studies that illustrate the challenges and strategies deployed in these situations. Individual studies explore Europe, Latin America, and Africa, thus including diverse Global North and South contexts.


Science Communication STS Cross-cultural Communication Science Policy Public Engagement with Science Public Understanding of Science Science Culture Sociology of Science and Technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Luis Reyes-Galindo
    • 1
  • Tiago Ribeiro Duarte
    • 2
  1. 1.State University of CampinasCampinasBrazil
  2. 2.University of BrasíliaBrasíliaBrazil

About the editors

Luis Reyes-Galindo is Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Campinas, Brazil, and Honorary Research Fellow at Cardiff University’s School of Social Science, UK. He has held grants from the British Academy and the Mexican Science and Technology Council and is a member of Mexico’s National Researcher’s Network (SNI).

Tiago Ribeiro Duarte is Lecturer of Sociology at the University of Brasília, Brazil. He is interested in interdisciplinary collaboration and communication, the interface of climate science and policy-making, public participation in science, and in science and technology in Latin America.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Intercultural Communication and Science and Technology Studies
  • Editors Luis Reyes-Galindo
    Tiago Ribeiro Duarte
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-58364-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-86389-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-58365-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 238
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Science and Technology Studies
    Culture and Technology
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