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Pandemic Communication

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ISBN 9781032075433
February 17, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
320 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book details how the processes of communication are affected by the presence of a pandemic and establishes a research agenda of those effects across the broad field of communication studies.

Through contributions from experts in communication subdisciplines such as crisis, organizational, interpersonal, health, intergroup, and intercultural, this book provides the reader with a comprehensive view of the emerging field of study "pandemic communication." Each chapter has four primary objectives: to 1) define critical issues of consideration for pandemic communication from its subdiscipline’s perspective, 2) examine how communication varies during pandemic(s), 3) provide examples of how pandemic(s) have affected communication, and 4) propose a research agenda to build pandemic communication theory.

This book is suited to undergraduate or post-graduate courses or modules in communication studies across a variety of subdisciplines as well as a reference for researchers in the subject.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Pandemic Communication
Stephen M. Croucher
Audra Diers-Lawson

Chapter 2. Health Communication and Behaviors During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A 22-Nation Exploration of Mask Wearing
Stephen M. Croucher, Joanna Cullinane, Nicola Murray, Kenneth T. Rocker, and Thao Nguyen

Chapter 3. Science Communication and Pandemics
Doug Ashwell

Chapter 4. Pandemic Communication: CDC and Who Approaches to Emergency Risk Communication and Emerging Infectious Disease Crises
Matthew W. Seeger
Henry S. Seeger

Chapter 5. Public Relations and Pandemics
Maureen Taylor

Chapter 6. The New Normal: Pandemic Communication and Sustainable Organizations
Audra Diers-Lawson

Chapter 7. Meme-Ing Accountability: Visual Communication as Character Assassination of Austrian and Swedish Politicians and Government Agencies During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Diotima Bertel
Bengt Johansson
Viktoria Adler
Marina Ghersetti

Chapter 8. Applied Communication and Pandemics: Expanding the Idea Model of Instructional Risk and Crisis Communication
Deanna D. Sellnow, Sofia E. Salazar Carballo, and Timothy L. Sellnow

Chapter 9. Interpreting the Interpersonal: Crisis Communication Insights for Pandemics
Brooke Fisher Liu
Abbey Blake Levenshus

Chapter 10. Intergroup Communication During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A 20-Nation Analysis of Prejudice
Stephen M. Croucher
Thao Nguyen
George Guoyu Ding
Audra Diers-Lawson
Anthony Spencer
Nadira Eskiçorapçı
Davide Girardelli
Tatiana M. Permyakova
Mohan Dutta
Elira Turdubaeva
Doug Ashwell
Sandra Bustamante
Oscar Gomez

Chapter 11. Instructional Communication During Pandemics
Stephanie Kelly

Chapter 12. Pandemic Communication: International Communication
Anthony Spencer

Chapter 13. Pandemic Rhetoric
Orla Vigsø

Chapter 14. Language and Pandemic Communication
Tatiana M. Permyakova
Elena A. Smolianina
Irina S. Morozova

Chapter 15. Political Communication and Pandemics
Benjamin R. Bates
Jason A. Edwards

Chapter 16. Reflecting on Theory and Research in Pandemic Communication
Audra Diers-Lawson




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Stephen M. Croucher is Professor and Head of School in the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing at Massey University, New Zealand

Audra Diers-Lawson is Associate Professor in the School of Communication, Leadership Marketing at Kristiania University College, Norway.