Contesting science by appealing to its norms: readers discuss climate science in the Daily Mail

Jaspal, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-8463-9519, Nerlich, B. and Koteyko, N., 2013. Contesting science by appealing to its norms: readers discuss climate science in the Daily Mail. Science Communication, 35 (3), pp. 383-410. ISSN 1075-5470

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Abstract

This study examines the rhetorical aspects of social contestation of climate change in reader comments published in the Daily Mail, subsequent to climategate. The following themes are reported: (1) denigration of climate scientists to contest hegemonic representations, (2) delegitimization of pro–climate change individuals by disassociation from science, and (3) outright denial: rejecting hegemonic social representations of climate change. The study outlines the discursive strategies employed in order to construct social representations of climate change, to contest alternative representations, and to convince others of the validity of these representations. It examines how social representations of science are formed, maintained, and disseminated.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Science Communication
Creators: Jaspal, R., Nerlich, B. and Koteyko, N.
Publisher: Sage
Date: 1 June 2013
Volume: 35
Number: 3
ISSN: 1075-5470
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1177/1075547012459274DOI
1315833Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 16 Apr 2020 13:57
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2020 13:57
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39660

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