In this essay, I interrogate the whiteness of the disciplinary claims of the emergent area of rhetoric of health and medicine (RHM). Critically examining the practices of erasure written into the disciplinary claims of RHM, I attend to the strategies of establishing white hegemony paradoxically positioned as a response to the whiteness of health communication. I conclude with articulation of the key tenets of the culture-centered approach as anchors for co-creating communicative infrastructures for voices amid subaltern struggles.
The Whiteness of the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine (RHM): A Culture-Centered Framework for Dismantling
Mohan J. Dutta is Dean’s Chair Professor at the Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation at Massey University. Correspondence to: Mohan J. Dutta, Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation, Massey University, School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing – Manawatu Campus, Massey Business School Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Email: M.J.Dutta@massey.ac.nz.
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Mohan J. Dutta; The Whiteness of the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine (RHM): A Culture-Centered Framework for Dismantling. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 June 2022; 11 (1-2): 54–79. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2022.11.1-2.54
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