Dynamic social representations of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic: Shifting patterns of sense-making and blame

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_81E2F8FEB189
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Dynamic social representations of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic: Shifting patterns of sense-making and blame
Périodique
Public Understanding of Science
Auteur(s)
Mayor E., Eicher V., Gilles I., Bangerter A., Green E.G.T., Clémence A.
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
22
Numéro
8
Pages
1011-1024
Langue
anglais
Résumé
We investigate dynamics of public perceptions of the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic to understand changing patterns of sense-making and blame regarding the outbreak of emerging infectious diseases. We draw on social representation theory combined with a dramaturgical perspective to identify changes in how various collectives are depicted over the course of the pandemic, according to three roles: heroes, villains and victims. Quantitative results based on content analysis of three cross-sectional waves of interviews show a shift from mentions of distant collectives (e.g., far-flung countries) at Wave 1 to local collectives (e.g., risk groups) as the pandemic became of more immediate concern (Wave 2) and declined (Wave 3). Semi-automated content analysis of media coverage shows similar results. Thematic analyses of the discourse associated with collectives revealed that many were consistently perceived as heroes, villains and victims.
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19/08/2012 21:38
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