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Public discourse and scientific controversy

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Priest, Susanna Hornig (main author)
Format:
Journal article
Publication Date:
2006
Published:
USA
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
attitudes, biotechnology, conflict, ethical issues, food, food safety, information control, public attitudes, religion, research communication, scientific communication, genetic engineering, mediation
Notes:
Analysis reveals some evidence that a spiral of silence developed in public discourse about biotechnology in the U.S. Spiral of science theory argues that fear of social isolation inhibits the expression of opinions perceived to be in a minority.