The Rhetoric of Public Health for RHM Scholarship and Beyond
Introduction to the special issue on public health.
What the first year of RHM illustrates is that much of the work done...
"All Smell is Disease": Miasma, Sensory Rhetoric, and the Sanitary-Bacteriologic of Visceral Public Health
In this essay, we interrogate the power of sensory rhetorics to craft what Jenell Johnson (2016) defines as a “visceral public”: a public bound...
Examining Assumptions in Science-Based Policy: Critical Health Communication, Stasis Theory, and Public Health Nutrition Guidance
Recent work in rhetoric of science, technology, health, and medicine argues for a shift away from critique, even as some health communication...
Vaccine Barriers, Vaccine Refusals: Situated Vaccine Decision-Making in the Wake of the 2017 Minnesota Measles Outbreak
In April 2017, Minnesota experienced the state’s largest measles outbreak since 1990. The outbreak primarily affected Somali children and was...
The Internal Rhetorical Work of a Public Health Crisis Response
This persuasion brief suggests that the rhetorical concepts of techne and rhetorical work facilitate the creation of public health crisis...