Department     College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2021/01/03
Type Paper/article (Editorial-reviewed)
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title ‘Virality, Contagion and Public Discourse. The Role of Memes as Prophylaxis and Catharsis in an Age of Crisis’
Contribution Type First author
Journal Journal of Rhetoric and Communication
Journal TypeAnother Country
Publisher Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
Volume, Issue, Page 2021(46)
Total page number 18
Author and coauthor Mantello, Peter, and Ponton, Douglas
Details Although social media has become the pre-eminent tool of civic engagement and political expression, it also has a significant role in visualizing, shaping and challenging public discourse in the face of a global pandemic. While public discourse during the 2003 SARS outbreak was limited to elite channels of traditional mass media, and a less-than-participatory first-generation internet, the recent COVID-19 pandemic has been remarkable for the public reliance on social media and its affordances.
ISSN ISSN 1341-4464
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