Title

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

Publication Name

Journal of Science Communication

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.

Open Access Status

This publication may be available as open access

Volume

20

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

12

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.22323/2.20010302