Article published in:The Pragmatics of Crisis
Edited by Geert Jacobs and Luuk Van Waes
[Document Design 2:3] 2001
► pp. 225–235
What’s in a crisis?
A critical look at the field of crisis communication
This paper explores some of the presuppositions that underlie the analytical practice in crisis communication studies. Drawing from a wide-ranging corpus of contributions to the field, it distinguishes seven ‘fundamentals’ or basic assumptions. Next, the paper argues that these fundamentals provide evidence of a homogenizing approach to crisis communication for which the label ‘reductionism’ is proposed. The third and final part indicates new directions for further research in the field.
Keywords: crisis communication, reductionism, critical analysis
Published online: 02 November 2001
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