La comunicación pública de ámbitos científicos y tecnológicos emergentes. Problemas y retos en el caso de la nanotecnología

  1. Javier Gómez Ferri 1
  2. José Manuel de Cózar Escalante 2
  3. Ramón Llopis Goig 1
  1. 1 Universitat de València
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    Universitat de València

    Valencia, España

    GRID grid.5338.d

  2. 2 Universidad de La Laguna
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    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España

    GRID grid.10041.34

Journal:
Arbor: Ciencia, pensamiento y cultura

ISSN: 0210-1963

Year of publication: 2014

Issue: 766

Pages: 15

Type: Article

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DOI: 10.3989/arbor.2014.766n2015 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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  • Year 2014
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.216
  • Best Quartile: Q1
  • Area: Cultural Studies Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 206/891
  • Area: Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous) Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 216/428
  • Area: Sociology and Political Science Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 587/1103

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  • Human Sciences: A

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  • Area: Sociology and Political Science Percentile: 18

Abstract

This work deals with public understanding of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Concerns about public attitudes towards both, including a lack of knowledge on the part of the general public, have lead scholars in a number of countries to conduct early studies on the social perceptions of these fields. However, this has not been the case in Spain or Latin America, where studies on the popularisation and public understanding of nanotechnology are almost non-existent. This work has a double aim. First, it seeks to contextualise and explain the Spanish situation in this regard. Second, it aims to communicate the results of a Delphi study involving nanotechnology experts (n=38) and designed to fill the above mentioned gap. These results consist of an ordered set of basic content items on nanotechnology that scientists, journalists and educators should bear in mind, as well as some issues to be mindful of with regard to those content items.

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