Toward a Critical Rhetoric of Risk Communication : Producing Citizens and the Role of Technical Communicators

@inproceedings{Grabill2002TowardAC,
  title={Toward a Critical Rhetoric of Risk Communication : Producing Citizens and the Role of Technical Communicators},
  author={Jeffrey Grabill and W. Michele Simmons},
  year={2002}
}
In this article, we build on arguments in risk communication that the predominant linear risk communication models are problematic for their failure to consider audience and additional contextual issues. The “failure” of these risk communication models has led, some scholars argue, to a number of ethical and communicative problems. We seek to extend the critique, arguing that “risk” is socially constructed. The claim for the social construction of risk has significant implications for both risk… CONTINUE READING
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