Representations of SARS in the British newspapers.

  title={Representations of SARS in the British newspapers.},
  author={Peter Washer},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={59 12},
In the Spring of 2003, there was a huge interest in the global news media following the emergence of a new infectious disease: severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). This study examines how this novel disease threat was depicted in the UK newspapers, using social representations theory and in particular existing work on social representations of HIV/AIDS and Ebola to analyse the meanings of the epidemic. It investigates the way that SARS was presented as a dangerous threat to the UK public… CONTINUE READING
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