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The Resource An epidemic of rumors : how stories shape our perception of disease, Jon D. Lee

An epidemic of rumors : how stories shape our perception of disease, Jon D. Lee

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An epidemic of rumors : how stories shape our perception of disease
Title
An epidemic of rumors
Title remainder
how stories shape our perception of disease
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Jon D. Lee
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eng
Summary
"In An Epidemic of Rumors, Jon D. Lee examines the human response to epidemics through the lens of the 2003 SARS epidemic. Societies usually respond to the eruption of disease by constructing stories, jokes, conspiracy theories, legends, and rumors, but these narratives are often more damaging than the diseases they reference. The information disseminated through them is often inaccurate, incorporating xenophobic explanations of the disease's origins and questionable medical information about potential cures and treatment. Folklore studies brings important and useful perspectives to understanding cultural responses to the outbreak of disease. Through this etiological study Lee shows the similarities between the narratives of the SARS outbreak and the narratives of other contemporary disease outbreaks like AIDS and the H1N1 virus. His analysis suggests that these disease narratives do not spring up with new outbreaks or diseases but are in continuous circulation and are recycled opportunistically. Lee also explores whether this predictability of vernacular disease narratives presents the opportunity to create counter-narratives released systematically from the government or medical science to stymie the negative effects of the fearful rumors that so often inflame humanity. With potential for practical application to public health and health policy, An Epidemic of Rumors will be of interest to students and scholars of health, medicine, and folklore"--
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Lee, Jon D
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non fiction
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  • Epidemics
  • Epidemics
  • Communicable diseases
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Epidemics
  • Epidemics
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An epidemic of rumors : how stories shape our perception of disease, Jon D. Lee
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Contents
  • Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Yellow Brick Road; 1. Chronicle of a Health Panic; 2. SARS and AIDS: A Comparison of Etiological Legends; 3. We Gather Together: SARS and Public Space; 4. Private Actions in Public Spaces: SARS and Paradigm Violations; 5. "Please Receive Communion through Your Hands": Personal and Communal Mediation of Stigma in the 2003 SARS Epidemic; 6. The Cause and the Cure: Folk Medicine and SARS; 7. This Little Virus Went to Market: A Comparison of H1N1 Narratives; 8. Full Circle: The Recycling of Disease Narratives; Epilogue: ... And the World Moved On?
  • Appendix: A Contribution toward a Typology of Disease NarrativesReferences; About the Author; Index
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9780874219296
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rdamedia
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Label
An epidemic of rumors : how stories shape our perception of disease, Jon D. Lee
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Yellow Brick Road; 1. Chronicle of a Health Panic; 2. SARS and AIDS: A Comparison of Etiological Legends; 3. We Gather Together: SARS and Public Space; 4. Private Actions in Public Spaces: SARS and Paradigm Violations; 5. "Please Receive Communion through Your Hands": Personal and Communal Mediation of Stigma in the 2003 SARS Epidemic; 6. The Cause and the Cure: Folk Medicine and SARS; 7. This Little Virus Went to Market: A Comparison of H1N1 Narratives; 8. Full Circle: The Recycling of Disease Narratives; Epilogue: ... And the World Moved On?
  • Appendix: A Contribution toward a Typology of Disease NarrativesReferences; About the Author; Index
Control code
ocn874563518
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780874219296
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5s2v88
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not applicable
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unknown
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remote
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(OCoLC)874563518

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