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Imagining Illness : Public Health and Visual Culture - David Serlin

Imagining Illness

Public Health and Visual Culture

By: David Serlin (Editor), Liping Bu (Contribution by), Lisa Cartwright (Contribution by), Roger Cooter (Contribution by)

Paperback Published: 19th January 2011
ISBN: 9780816648238
Number Of Pages: 320

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From seventeenth-century broadsides about the handling of dead bodies, printed during London's plague years, to YouTube videos about preventing the transmission of STDs, public health advocacy and education has always had a powerful visual component. "Imagining Illness" explores the diverse visual culture of public health, broadly defined, from the nineteenth century to the present.
Contributors to this volume examine historical and contemporary visual practices-Chinese health fairs, documentary films produced by the World Health Organization, illness maps, fashions for nurses, and live surgery on the Internet-in order to delve into the political and epidemiological contexts underlying their creation and dissemination.
Contributors: Liping Bu, Alma College; Lisa Cartwright, U of California, San Diego; Roger Cooter, U College London; William H. Helfand; Lenore Manderson, Monash U, Australia; Emily Martin, New York U; Gregg Mitman, U of Wisconsin, Madison; Mark Monmonier, Syracuse U; Kirsten Ostherr, Rice U; Katherine Ott, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian; Shawn Michelle Smith, Art Institute of Chicago; Claudia Stein, Warwick U.

"Imagining Illness fills a significant gap in terms of the visual culture of public health...the images are abundant and beautifully reproduced by the press. Given that this book is devoted to the image, it is heartening to see them reproduced here with such detail and expertise." -International Journal of Communication

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: Toward a Visual Culture of Public Health From Broadside to YouTubep. xi
Tracing the Visual Culture of Public Health Campaigns
Image and the Imaginary in Early Health Education
Wilbur Augustus Sawyer and the Hookworm Campaigns of Australia and Asiap. 3
Cultural Communication in Picturing Health
W. W. Peter and Public Health Campaigns in China, 1912-1926p. 24
The Color of Money
Campaigning for Health in Black and White Americap. 40
Empathy and Objectivity
Health Education through Corporate Publicity Filmsp. 62
Mapping a Visual Genealogy of Public Health
Contagion, Public Health, and the Visual Culture of Nineteenth-Century Skinp. 85
Maps as Graphic Propaganda for Public Healthp. 108
"Some One Sole Unique Advertisement"
Public Health Posters in the Twentieth Centuryp. 126
Nursing the Nation
The 1930s Public Health Nurse as Image and Iconp. 143
Building New Public Spheres for Public Health
Visual Imagery and Epidemics in the Twentieth Centuryp. 169
The Image of the Child in Postwar British and U.S. Psychoanalysisp. 193
Performing Live Surgery on Television and the Internet since 1945p. 223
Imagining Mood Disorders as a Public Health Crisisp. 245
Contributorsp. 264
Indexp. 267
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ISBN: 9780816648238
ISBN-10: 0816648239
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 19th January 2011
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.56