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Representing health : discourses of health and illness in the media

Author: Martin King; Katherine Watson
Publisher: Basingstoke ; New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bringing together contributions from a variety of academic disciplines, this work addresses the importance of the media in shaping and reflecting public perceptions and attitudes to health and illness.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Representing health.
Basingstoke ; New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005
(OCoLC)52565967
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin King; Katherine Watson
ISBN: 9780230802483 0230802486
OCLC Number: 156877113
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 284 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Introduction / Martin King and Katherine Watson --
Public medicine : the reception of a medical drama / Solange Davin --
Health promotion campaigns for ethnic minority groups : the case of the radio campaign for Asian populations in the UK / Yumiko Doi --
Performing disability : impairment, disability and soap opera viewing / Alison Wilde --
Threatened children : media representations of childhood cancer / Clive Seale --
Mad cows and mad scientists : what happened to public health in the battle for the hearts and minds of the great British beef consumer? / Martin King and Clare Street --
Writing digital selves : narratives of health and illness on the internet / Michael Hardey --
'Planting landmines in their sex lives' : governmentality, iconography of sexual disease, and the 'duties' of the STD clinic / Anthony Pryce --
Slicing through healthy bodies : transsexuality and the media representation of body modification / Katherine Watson and Stephen Whittle --
Representing 'healthy' and 'sexual' bodies : the media, 'disability' and consensual 'SM' / Andrea Beckmann --
Dope fiends : the myth and menace of drug users in film / Philip Guy --
Disease, decay and dread : literary constructions of illness / Angela Kershaw.
Responsibility: edited by Martin King and Katherine Watson.

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