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The Resource Science, Bread, and Circuses : Folkloristic Essays on Science for the Masses, Gregory Schrempp

Science, Bread, and Circuses : Folkloristic Essays on Science for the Masses, Gregory Schrempp

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Science, Bread, and Circuses : Folkloristic Essays on Science for the Masses
Title
Science, Bread, and Circuses
Title remainder
Folkloristic Essays on Science for the Masses
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Schrempp
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Science, Bread, and Circuses, Gregory Schrempp brings a folkloristic slant to the topic of popular science, calling attention to the persistence of folkloric form, idiom, and worldview within the increasingly important dimension of popular consciousness defined by the impact of science. Schrempp considers specific examples of texts in which science writers employ folkloric tropes--myths, legends, proverbs, or a variety of gestures from religious tradition--to lend authority or credibility to their message. In each essay he explores an instance of science popularization rooted in the quotidian round: variations of folkloric formulae in monumental measurements, invocations of science-heroes like saints or other inspirational figures, the battle of mythos and logo in parenting and academe; how the meme has become embroiled in quasi-religious treatments of the problem of evil, and a range of other tropes of folklore drafted into the service of exposition of scientific topics. Science, Bread, and Circuses places the relationship of science and folklore is at the very center of folkloristic inquiry in an attempt to rephrase and thus domesticate scientific findings and claims in folklorically-imbued popular forms"--
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1950-
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Schrempp, Gregory Allen
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mythology
  • Legends
  • Folklore
  • Science in popular culture
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Folklore
  • Legends
  • Mythology
  • Science in popular culture
Label
Science, Bread, and Circuses : Folkloristic Essays on Science for the Masses, Gregory Schrempp
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Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-158) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Formulas of Conversion: A Proverbial Approach to Astronomic Magnitudes -- Leonardo and Copernicus at Aspen: How Science Heroes Can Improve Your Bottom Line -- Opening the Two Totes: Mythos and Logos in the Contemporary Agora-sphere -- Taking the Dawkins Challenge: On Fairy Tales, Viruses, and the Dark Side of the Meme -- The Biggest Losers: A Sensible Plan for Controlling Your Cosmic Appetite -- It's a Wonderfully Conflicted Life! The Survival of Mythology in the Capra-Corn Cosmos -- Departures from Earth I: The Ferris Wheel and the Deep-Space Probe -- Departures from Earth II: The Reason(s) for the Tragedy of Space Shuttle Columbia -- "Goodbye Spoony Juney Moon": A Mythological Reading of Tom Stoppard's Jumpers -- Is Lucretius a God? Epic, Science, and Prescience in De Rerum Natura
Control code
ocn893010155
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780874219708
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
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22573/ctt8jcs2k
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not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)893010155
Label
Science, Bread, and Circuses : Folkloristic Essays on Science for the Masses, Gregory Schrempp
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-158) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Formulas of Conversion: A Proverbial Approach to Astronomic Magnitudes -- Leonardo and Copernicus at Aspen: How Science Heroes Can Improve Your Bottom Line -- Opening the Two Totes: Mythos and Logos in the Contemporary Agora-sphere -- Taking the Dawkins Challenge: On Fairy Tales, Viruses, and the Dark Side of the Meme -- The Biggest Losers: A Sensible Plan for Controlling Your Cosmic Appetite -- It's a Wonderfully Conflicted Life! The Survival of Mythology in the Capra-Corn Cosmos -- Departures from Earth I: The Ferris Wheel and the Deep-Space Probe -- Departures from Earth II: The Reason(s) for the Tragedy of Space Shuttle Columbia -- "Goodbye Spoony Juney Moon": A Mythological Reading of Tom Stoppard's Jumpers -- Is Lucretius a God? Epic, Science, and Prescience in De Rerum Natura
Control code
ocn893010155
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780874219708
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8jcs2k
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)893010155

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