Pandemics, Publics, and Narrative – eBook

eBook details

  • Authors: Mark Davis, Davina Lohm
  • File Size: 3 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 228 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford University Press
  • Series: Explorations in Narrative Psychology
  • Publication Date: March 2, 2020
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0857HKJMX
  • ISBN-10: 0190683767
  • ISBN-13: 9780190683764


Research recommends that future influenza pandemics are unavoidable as stress of the infection mutate in brand-new methods. With this unpleasant truth in mind, this ebook, Pandemics, Publics, and Narrative (PDF) analyzes how the public experienced the 2009 H1N1 influenza infection break out by combining stories about people’ understanding of their disease, along with reflections on vaccination, social seclusion, news, and other infection control procedures. The ebook likewise charts the story-informing of public life, consisting of the ‘look out, not alarmed’ messages from the start of the break out through to the stories that emerged later on when the infection ended up being way less severe than at first believed.

Providing extraordinary insight into the lives of common individuals confronted with the specter of a possibly deadly infection and illustration on currents in the socio-cultural scholarship of disease narrative, narrative, and narrative medication, Pandemics, Publics, and Narrative establishes an unique ‘public health narrative’ technique of interest to health communicators and scientists throughout the social and health sciences.


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