1st Edition

Pandemic Communication

Edited By Stephen M. Croucher, Audra Diers-Lawson Copyright 2023
    324 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    324 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book details how the processes of communication are affected by the presence of a pandemic and establishes a research agenda for 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 for pandemic communication from its subdiscipline’s perspective, (2) examine how communication varies during pandemic(s), (3) provide examples of how pandemic(s) havefor 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.

    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





    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, and Marketing at Kristiania University College, Norway.