The Landscape of Mass Mediated Articulations of Biotechnology

Maja Horst

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The objective of this paper is to explore the associations made in mass mediated articulations of biotechnology. It serves as the basis for further analyses of mass mediated controversies and the purpose is to establish a map of the landscape of mass mediated articulation of biotechnology. Which kinds of genetic research and technology are articulated in what way? What can be associated to what in the mass mediation and when is it portrayed as controversial? In short this is a study of associations in the news production that serves as a way of establishing an empirical archive for further work. It is based on a relational ontology inspired by French philosopher Bruno Latour, supplemented with the method of content analysis developed within sociology of mass media. The aim is to study the production of networks of articulation in mass media by looking at the outcome (the articles), which they produce.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationKøbenhavn
PublisherDepartment of Management, Politics and Philosophy, CBS
Number of pages59
ISBN (Print)8791181658
Publication statusPublished - 2003
SeriesMPP Working Paper

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