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LINGUIST List 19.3728

Fri Dec 05 2008

Books: Discourse Analysis/Pragmatics: Powers, Xiao (Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, The Social Construction of SARS: Powers, Xiao (Eds)


Message 1: The Social Construction of SARS: Powers, Xiao (Eds)
Date: 05-Dec-2008
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: The Social Construction of SARS: Powers, Xiao (Eds)
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Title: The Social Construction of SARS
Subtitle: Studies of a health communication crisis
Series Title: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 30
Published: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=DAPSAC%2030

Editor: John H. Powers
Editor: Xiaosui Xiao
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027290854 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027290854 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206183 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206183 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Abstract:

When the SARS virus began its spread from southern China around the world
in spring 2003, it caught regional and international health officials by
surprise. The SARS epidemic itself lasted for only a few months, whereas
its treatment, in communicative terms, keeps providing us with important
lessons that can prepare us all for the much larger pandemic that many are
predicting will eventually occur. While the medical aspects of SARS are now
relatively well understood, the discursive rhetorical dimensions are much
less so. As an international epidemic, SARS arrived in a number of
distinctive societies with the result that different communities handled
the crisis in different ways, some far more effectively than others.
Accordingly, the 12 chapters in The Social Construction of SARS are
studies of how a major health-related crisis was understood and dealt with
from a communicative perspective in such diverse places as Hong Kong,
mainland China, Singapore, Taiwan, Canada and the United States during the
SARS outbreak.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics

Written In: English (eng )

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