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Representing Health
By Martin King

Representing Health

Discourses of Health and Illness in the Media

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Representing Health by Martin King

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Representing Health addresses the importance of the media in shaping and reflecting public perceptions and attitudes to health and illness. Bringing together contributions from a variety of academic disciplines, this lively text examines contemporary theoretical debates and analyzes media as diverse as television, cinema, literature, print media and the Internet. Centring around themes of 'virtual' bodies, audiences, representations and public health, it examines discourses of sexuality, gender, race, disability, childhood, medico-moral panics, regulation and governmentality.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333997871
ISBN-10: 0333997875
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Martin King

MARTIN KING is Senior Lecturer and KATHERINE WATSON is Lecturer, both in the Department of Health Care Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

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