The four “R”s: Strategies for tailoring science for religious publics and their prices

Lea Taragin-Zeller*, Oren Golan, Yariv Tsfati, Nakhi Mishol Shauli, Yael Rozenblum, Ayelet Baram-Tsabari

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Abstract

A recent wave of studies has diversified science communication by emphasizing gender, race, and disability. In this article, we focus on the understudied lens of religion. Based on an analysis of ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) science journalism and its readership, we identify four main strategies for tailoring science, which we call the four “R”s—removing, reclaiming, remodeling, and rubricating science. By analyzing how science communication is produced by and for a particular religious group, we reveal the diverse ways a religious-sensitive science communication is shaped by community gatekeepers, while also exploring the ethical and epistemological tensions this tailoring entails.

Original languageAmerican English
JournalPublic Understanding of Science
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2024

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Keywords

  • Israel
  • Judaism
  • science and religion
  • science communication
  • science news

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