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The Rhetorical Construction of the Predatorial Virus: A Burkian Analysis of Nonfiction Accounts of the Ebola Virus

Weldon, Rebecca A

Qualitative Health Research, January 2001, Vol.11(1), pp.5-25 [Periódico revisado por pares]

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  • Título:
    The Rhetorical Construction of the Predatorial Virus: A Burkian Analysis of Nonfiction Accounts of the Ebola Virus
  • Autor: Weldon, Rebecca A
  • Assuntos: Medicine ; Public Health
  • É parte de: Qualitative Health Research, January 2001, Vol.11(1), pp.5-25
  • Descrição: Over the past 5 years, a new subgenre of horror films, referred to as plague films, has turned our focus to the threat of a hemorrhagic viral pandemic, comparable to the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1916. Based on the Ebola viral outbreaks of 1976, various writers have presented their accounts under the guise of increasing interest and prevention strategies. Disregarding inappropriate health care practices as the cause of these epidemics, accountability is refocused onto the rhetorically constructed, predatory nature of the virus. By employing Burke’s theory of dramatism and pentadic analysis, the author examines this rhetorical construction of Ebola as a predatorial virus and its implications for public perceptions of public health endeavors.
  • Idioma: Inglês

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