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The spiral of scientific culture and cultural well-being: Brazil and Ibero-America.

Abstract

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.

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  • Authors

    Vogt C

    Institution

    Laboratory for Advanced Studies in Journalism (Labjor), State University of Campinas, State of São Paulo, Brazil.

    Source

    Public understanding of science (Bristol, England) 21:1 2012 Jan pg 4-16

    MeSH

    Brazil
    Communication
    Culture
    Education, Professional
    Health Behavior
    Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
    Humans
    Information Dissemination
    Knowledge
    Latin America
    Patents as Topic
    Science

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22530486