Genre, publikasjon og publikum
- Side: 296-305
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.18261/ISSN1891-5949-2010-04-09
- Publisert på Idunn: 2011-02-09
- Publisert: 2011-02-09
Genre, publication and making public.
Since the time of the Enlightenment we have believed in scientific genres, publication and the fixed roles of the writer/researcher and the public as consumer/reader. In this essay these beliefs are dislodged and seen in another light and as «out of joint». A number of themes are explored: publication as a form of confession for the general public, science as narrative and scientific truth as something always something decided in the future meeting between the reader/informants, rather than simply within the circle of the scientific community.