The spiral of scientific culture and cultural well-being: Brazil and Ibero-America.
The set of factors, events and actions of mankind in the social processes dedicated to the production the dissemination, the teaching and the publication of scientific knowledge constitutes the conditions for the development of a particular type of culture, quite commonplace in the contemporary world, which may be called scientific culture. In this article, we intend to present the representation of the dynamics of this area of knowledge in the form of a spiral: The Spiral of Scientific Culture. Also, we introduce the term cultural well-being--the kind of comfort, other than the social well-being, which has to do with society's relationships with the technosciences, involving values and attitudes, habits and information, and presupposing an actively critical participation on the part of that society in the totality of these relationships.
Laboratory for Advanced Studies in Journalism (Labjor), State University of Campinas, State of São Paulo, Brazil.
SourcePublic understanding of science (Bristol, England) 21:1 2012 Jan pg 4-16
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Patents as Topic
Pub Type(s)Journal Article