SAPS-RA-MCS 2021 - Science avec et pour la société – Recherche Action – Médiation et communication scientifiques

Appropriation of scientific speeches and scientific mediation in health in working-class neighborhoods – ADDEME

Submission summary

How have people who live in France gotten access to public health information since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic? How have people with various material, technological and cultural resources understood this information and adapted their way of life? How is scientific mediation in health organized in working-class neighborhoods?
The answers to these questions are key for the management of the crisis. But the major surveys carried out on the Internet since the start of the health crisis provide limited answers insofar as they only affect part of the population (upper and middle class) and leave out the most disadvantaged people, who are also the most exposed to the disease. Based on three qualitative surveys that highlight the diversity of the ways in which health information is received in the population; the difficulties specific to the appropriation of health recommendations in squats and the specificities of a health mediation system in working-class neighborhoods, we analyze plural forms of reception of health communication by different audiences according to their material conditions, their social characteristics, their relationship to health standards and public authority.
Combining the resources of social philosophy and the philosophy of science with the analyzes carried out in these fields by sociologists and anthropologists, this project makes it possible to assess how scientific speech circulates in a society which is both in crisis and structured by inequalities.

Project coordinator

Madame Alexandra SOULIER (Institut d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


IHPST Institut d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques

Help of the ANR 78,898 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: - 18 Months

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