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Routledge Handbook of Health and Media

Edited by: Lester D. Friedman , Therese Jones

Print publication date:  August  2022
Online publication date:  August  2022

Print ISBN: 9780367441081
eBook ISBN: 9781003007661
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781003007661
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Book description

The Routledge Handbook of Health and Media provides an extensive review and exploration of the myriad ways that health and media function as a symbiotic partnership that profoundly influences contemporary societies.



A unique and significant volume in an expanding pedagogical field, this diverse collection of international, original, and interdisciplinary essays goes beyond issues of representation to engage in scholarly conversations about the web of networks that inextricably bind media and health to each other. Divided into sections on film, television, animation, photography, comics, advertising, social media, and print journalism, each chapter begins with a concrete text or texts, using it to raise more general and more theoretical issues about the medium in question. As such, this Handbook defines, expands, and illuminates the role that the humanities and arts play in the education and practice of healthcare professionals and in our understanding of health, illness, and disability.



The Routledge Handbook of Health and Media is an invaluable reference for academics, students and health professionals engaged with cultural issues in media and medicine, popular representations of disease and disability, and the patient/professional health care encounter.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  “‘Fish and chips' as an excellent food” Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Breaking news Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Climate health is human health Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Health zines Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Photography on the brain Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Power and pictures on the threshold of life Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Military bodies, healthy bodies, damaged bodies in the photography of August Sander Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Entangled subjectivities in Lisa Lindvay's photographic project Hold Together  Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Brains for hire Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Recovering the patient's voiceThe diagnostic process from early modern history to Oliver Sacks Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Beneath the covers Download PDF
Chapter  12:  “Stereotypes,” focalization and modality Download PDF
Chapter  13:  From corporate discourse to menstrual equity? Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Crip wisdom in the time of insulin crisis Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Aging, remixed Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Documenting the American way of dying Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Early pharmaceutical TV ads and medicalized consumers Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Medical horror story Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Unhealthy horrors Download PDF
Chapter  20:  “The category is LIVE!”  Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Comics and the health humanities Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Mad world-building Download PDF
Chapter  23:  “I found balance” Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Drawing health activism Download PDF
Chapter  25:  On mediating women in Unsane spaces Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Black sites in the matrix Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Mobile health and its problems Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Data visualization and digital contact tracing technology Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Paratext and medical authority in the world of the internet Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Chronic constellations Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Art spaces, performances, podcasts Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Afterword Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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