• „Infektionstreiber“ im Corona-Diskurs: Der diskursive Kampf um die Lasten der Pandemiebekämpfung | “Infection drivers” in the corona discourse: discursive struggles over questions of responsibility of tackling the pandemic

    Author(s):
    David Adler (see profile)
    Date:
    2021
    Group(s):
    Discourse Analysis
    Subject(s):
    Discourse analysis, Political sociology, Public health, Critical theory, Education
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    covid-19, Twitter, Corpus Linguistics and Discourse Analysis, Critical public health, Polyphony
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/2d40-4h45
    Abstract:
    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic the notion of “infection drivers” (Infektionstreiber) has gained currency in German discourse on school closings. This paper traces its discursive origins and its typical usage, using two twitter-corpora. The analysis indicates that the term is not so much used to name driving forces in the dynamics of the pandemic, but to exempt specific areas of society from the responsibility of spreading the virus, thereby criticising the measures and restrictions imposed upon it. Infektionstreiber thus becomes a discursive strategy to negotiate questions of who carries the responsibilities for the pandemic. https://discourseanalysis.net/dncwps
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 years ago
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    All Rights Reserved

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