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“I mean I left school at fourteen dear so I’ve never, you know, I’m not very well educated”: Public identities and engagement

Wilkinson, Clare

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Clare Wilkinson Clare.Wilkinson@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Science Communication



Abstract

Public engagement brings new responsibilities to citizens that are involved to be ‘representative’ andto it are relatively lacking (Felt and Fochler, 2008). In addition whilst there are many practical resources on dialogues benefits and outcomes from a researchers and/or communicators perspective,few start from the perspective of the public voice.

This paper via exploration of three projects, considering subjects as diverse medical genetics, robotics
and infant weaning will consider how public participants frame and represent their own contributions, in contrast to that of ‘others’?

Citation

Wilkinson, C. (2016, April). “I mean I left school at fourteen dear so I’ve never, you know, I’m not very well educated”: Public identities and engagement. Paper presented at PCST 2016, 14th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference, Istanbul, Turkey

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name PCST 2016, 14th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference
Start Date Apr 26, 2016
End Date Apr 28, 2016
Acceptance Date Nov 21, 2015
Publication Date Jan 1, 2016
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords public engagement, science communication, identity
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/924524
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : PCST 2016, 14th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference