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From madman to crime fighter: the scientist in western culture


Haynes, RD, From madman to crime fighter: the scientist in western culture, John Hopkins University Press, United States, pp. 401. ISBN 9781421423043 (2017) [Authored Research Book]

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Until From Faust to Strangelove was published in 1994, the main body of evidence for the image of scientists in popular culture came from research into the way primary school children depicted "a scientist" ( old, male, with a great deal of hair like Einstein, and indications of being mad and dangerous). This research was a sequel to the pilot study carried out by Margaret Mead and , Rhoda Metraux in 1957 to assess how scientists were regarded among US high school students. Their responses, while positive about scientists at an official level, were "overwhelmingly negative" when the questions touched on a career in science or a scientist as a marriage partner.

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Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:Science, book, popular culture, education
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Communication and media studies
Research Field:Communication and media studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
UTAS Author:Haynes, RD (Dr Roslynn Haynes)
ID Code:121707
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-10-11
Last Modified:2018-05-21

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