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SCIENCE, TELEVISION ET RATIONALITE, Analyse du discours télévisuel à propos du cerveau

Abstract : Television programs dealing with science partly organize the social circulation of knowledge. This thesis contributes to this field of research as we articulate Charles Pierce's semiotics and its development to discourse analysis to a reflexion on popularisation processes.The study of the brain helps to point out the representations of rationality and sheds a new light on the workings of TV speech on science that is neither a translation (popularisation as a cultural mediation) nor a treason (popularisation as a way for the techno-structure of controling opinions). It is a cultural production related to evolutive institutional frameworks but also to a set of social representations. We studied a selection of programs overlaping 20 years of TV broadcasting and concluded : • a social logic of legitimization is at play between scientific and TV institutions : TV programs on science show traces of a confrontation where each actor defends its identity. This confrontation is a key factor in the evolution of speeches. • the field consisting of representations of rationality acts as a cultural matrix and plays an important part in the production of TV programs on science. This matrix tends to stabilize speeches on the subject. One finds correlations between institutional workings and the shaping of knowledge. TV programs on science are also a reformulation of texts on rationality. Our contribution consists in bringing to light a double dynamic, social and textual.
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Igor Babou. SCIENCE, TELEVISION ET RATIONALITE, Analyse du discours télévisuel à propos du cerveau. domain_stic.comm. Université Paris-Diderot - Paris VII, 1999. Français. ⟨tel-00007469⟩



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