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Neoliberal Health Organizing

Communication, Meaning, and Politics, 1st Edition

By Mohan J Dutta


265 pages

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Mohan J Dutta closely interrogates the communicative forms and practices that have been central to the establishment of neoliberal governance. In particular, he examines cultural discourses of health in relationship to the market and the health implications of these cultural discourses. Using examples from around the world, he explores the roles of public-private partnerships, NGOs, militaries, and new technologies in reinforcing the link between market and health. Identifying the taken-for-granted assumptions that constitute the foundations of global neoliberal organizing, he offers an alternative strategy for a grassroots-driven participatory form of global organizing of health. This inventive theoretical volume speaks to those in critical communication, in health research, in social policy, and in contemporary political economy studies.

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter One: Neoliberalism and Health Chapter Two: Development Communication Interventions and Imperialism Chapter Three: Foundations as Neoliberal Interventions Chapter Four: Governments, Private Sector, and Dominant Meanings of Health Chapter Five: NGOs, Health Communication and Democracy Chapter Six: Militarization of Health; Biosecurity; and Health Communication Chapter Seven: Health Communication Technologies Conclusion References Index About the Author

About the Series

Critical Cultural Studies in Global Health Communication

Global changes in migratory patterns, the increasing health inequalities faced by the poor, the health risks faced by communities at the margins of global societies, and the communicative nature of health problems have drawn additional attention to the relevance of studying health communication processes across global cultures.This series challenges Western-centric ideas of health and human behavior by publishing theoretically provocative, pedagogically critical volumes addressing the intersection of critical communication principles and practices with health concepts and structures.The series editors seek book proposals that address

  • the storied nature of health communication practices that are globally situated
  • structurally-constituted nature of health communication
  • individual and collective processes of communicating through which cultures negotiate meanings of health
  • local-global processes of participation and organizing through which local communities seek to bring about transformations in unhealthy global structures

The intent of the series is foregrounding knowledge that creates openings for transforming structures of injustice and exploitation underlying global health inequalities.

Books in the series are single authored books or strategic edited volumes making coherent arguments about the intersections of globalization and health. Although the series occasionally publishes research monographs based on comparative global research, the emphasis is on publishing topical books that can be used both as advanced undergraduate-graduate texts as well as reference materials. Manuscript proposals should be addressed to series co-editors:

Mohan Jyoti Dutta
Massey University, New Zealand

Ambar Basu
University of South Florida

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies