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From 'cold' science to 'hot' research: the texture of controversy


  • Morgan Meyer

    (Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation, Mines ParisTech)


Examines the changing roles of science exhibitions from places of 'cold' science, where secure, closed and fixed knowledge is communicated, to places that increasingly engage with 'hot', controversial research and open debates.

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  • Morgan Meyer, 2009. "From 'cold' science to 'hot' research: the texture of controversy," CSI Working Papers Series 016, Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation (CSI), Mines ParisTech.
  • Handle: RePEc:emn:wpaper:016

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    Science and technology studies; museums; science exhibitions; controversies;

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    • Z10 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - General
    • Z11 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economics of the Arts and Literature
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification

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