The Chemical Rhetoric Group publishes their study on “brain chemistry” and medicalizing news coverage!

We are excited that our article, “Medicalization’s Communicative Infrastructure: Seventy Years of ‘Brain Chemistry’ in the New York Times” is now published in the journal Health Communication and available here.

In this piece, we trace the rhetorical strategies used across time and diagnoses to situate social conditions within the medical domain. This was a project that we began working on at our 2017 Park City Writing Retreat and it required a truly team effort to make sense of–and interpret–the many news articles under analysis.