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Framing disease: The avian influenza pandemic in Australia

Abeysinghe, Sudeepa; White, Kevin Neil


Since 2003, avian influenza has recently spread around the world sparking fears of a potential pandemic. As a result of this, a range of explanations and expectations surrounding the phenomenon were generated. Such social representations of disease depict the issue under discussion and frame reactions to the event. This paper explores the social representations surrounding avian influenza in Australia. Methodologically, a textual analysis of media and government documents was conducted in order...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Health Sociology Review
DOI: 10.5172/hesr.2010.19.3.369


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