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From the margins to the mainstream: deconstructing science communication as a white, Western paradigm

Finlay, SM; Raman, S; Rasekoala, E; Mignan, V; Dawson, E; Neeley, L; Orthia, LA; (2021) From the margins to the mainstream: deconstructing science communication as a white, Western paradigm. Journal of Science Communication , 20 (1) , Article C02. 10.22323/2.20010302. Green open access

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Abstract

In this commentary we are concerned with what mainstream science communication has neglected through cultural narrowness and ambient racism: other practitioners, missing audiences, unvalued knowledge, unrecognised practices. We explore examples from First Nations Peoples in the lands now known as Australia, from Griots in West Africa and from People's Science Movements in India to help us reimagine science communication. To develop meaningfully inclusive approaches to science communication, we argue there is an urgent need for the ‘mainstream’ to recognise, value and learn from science communication practices that are all too often seen as at ‘the margins’ of this field.

Type: Article
Title: From the margins to the mainstream: deconstructing science communication as a white, Western paradigm
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.22323/2.20010302
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.22323/2.20010302
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © The Author(s). This article is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution — NonCommercial — NoDerivativeWorks 4.0 License.
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10121348
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