Media, Culture and Genomics
Jenny Kitzinger, Maureen McNeil, Joan Haran, Kate O’Riordan
Background: Cultural representations of the human genome have become ubiquitous since the launch of the Human Genome Project. This project mapped the circulation of such representations, more..
Aims and Objectives: This project developed a framework which outlined the argument that genomic science is the publicly mediated science ‘par excellence’ (McNeil, 2005) by:
- identifying the multiple sites through which this mediation occurs
- providing an empirically grounded conceptual framework for examining the circuits of discourse through which genomics is constituted
- providing a contextualisation of the different media forms under examination and the generic specificities of different media sites
- identifying cross cutting themes.