The Interdisciplinary Communication Dynamics of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Lewis, Holland and Govender (2021), 'The interdisciplinary communication dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic'. In M. Lewis, E. Govender & K. Holland (eds), Communicating COVID-19: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. London: Palgrave Macmillan

17 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2021

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Monique Lewis

Griffith University; Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research

Eliza Govender

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Kate Holland

University of Canberra - Faculty of Arts and Design

Date Written: March 21, 2021

Abstract

This chapter introduces the diverse communication dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic that are analysed and discussed in this book, which brings together scholars from around the world. Their disciplinary insights illuminate a wide range of communication challenges and opportunities. The chapter articulates the book’s contribution to knowledge about the pandemic through the detailed analyses and perspectives of scholars from communication, public health, journalism, sociology, psychology, and political science. In introducing each of the chapters, we identify key findings and themes as they variously relate to the roles of journalists, governments, public health agencies, scientists, health professionals, and citizens in communicating and responding to the medical, scientific, social, cultural, political, and technological dimensions of this profoundly mediatised public health crisis.

Keywords: COVID-19; COVID; public health crisis; health communication; news media; social media; digital technology

Suggested Citation

Lewis, Monique and Govender, Eliza and Holland, Kate, The Interdisciplinary Communication Dynamics of the COVID-19 Pandemic (March 21, 2021). Lewis, Holland and Govender (2021), 'The interdisciplinary communication dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic'. In M. Lewis, E. Govender & K. Holland (eds), Communicating COVID-19: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. London: Palgrave Macmillan, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3890630 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3890630

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Eliza Govender

University of KwaZulu-Natal ( email )

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South Africa

Kate Holland

University of Canberra - Faculty of Arts and Design ( email )

Australia

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