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Contesting science by appealing to its norms: readers discuss climate science in the Daily Mail

Jaspal, Rusi; Nerlich, Brigitte; Koteyko, Nelya

Authors

Rusi Jaspal

Brigitte Nerlich brigitte.nerlich@nottingham.ac.uk

Nelya Koteyko nk158@le.ac.uk



Abstract

This study examines the rhetorical aspects of social contestation of climate change in reader comments published in the Daily Mail, subsequent to climategate. The following themes are reported: (1) denigration of climate scientists to contest hegemonic representations, (2) delegitimization of pro–climate change individuals by disassociation from science, and (3) outright denial: rejecting hegemonic social representations of climate change. The study outlines the discursive strategies employed in order to construct social representations of climate change, to contest alternative representations, and to convince others of the validity of these representations.It examines how social representations of science are formed, maintained,and disseminated.

Citation

Jaspal, R., Nerlich, B., & Koteyko, N. (2013). Contesting science by appealing to its norms: readers discuss climate science in the Daily Mail. Science Communication, 35(3), doi:10.1177/1075547012459274

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2013
Deposit Date Sep 27, 2014
Publicly Available Date Sep 27, 2014
Journal Science Communication
Print ISSN 1075-5470
Electronic ISSN 1075-5470
Publisher SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 35
Issue 3
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1075547012459274
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/3380
Publisher URL http://scx.sagepub.com/content/35/3/383.abstract
Related Public URLs http://scx.sagepub.com/content/35/3/383.full.pdf+html
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

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