Scansis: Changing the Landscape of Crisis Communication Research and Practice

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Tachkova elaborates on the emerging and problematic form of crisis known as a scansis. A scansis arises when a crisis and a scandal fuse. Tachkova traces the development of scansis to the research in scandals. The chapter documents how scansis has been found to be a distinct crisis type that is characterized by perceptions of moral outrage rooted in greed and injustice. Tachkova explores the nature of scandals and what situational factors facilitate the transmogrification of a crisis into a scansis. Additionally, the chapter discusses the unique communicative demands that scansis poses for crisis communicators as well as how it shapes the current landscape of crisis communication research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Crisis Communication
EditorsW. Timothy Coombs, Sherry J. Holladay
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781119678939, 9781119678953, 9781119678946
ISBN (Print)9781119678922
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2022

Publication series

NameHandbooks in communication and media

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Communication

User-Defined Keywords

  • Cognitive Appraisal Theory
  • Moral outrage
  • Scandal
  • Scandalogy
  • Scansis
  • SCCT


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