Routledge Handbook of Health and Media
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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
Foreword. Danielle Ofri.
Introduction: The Stories of our Lives: Narrative, Media, and HealthLester Friedman and Therese Jones.
Part I: Print Media
Chapter 1. ’Fish and Chips as an Excellent Food’: Newspapers, Nutrition and Government Neglect in 1930s Britain
Chapter 2. Breaking News: Medical Research Reporting and its Consequences
Chapter 3. Climate Health is Human Health: Working Through Eco-Anxiety with the Written Word in Print and Digital Media
Carol-Ann Farkas and Shoshannah Bryn Jones Square
Chapter 4. Health Zines: Hand-Made and Heart-Felt
Part II: Photography
Chapter 5. Photography on the Brain
Chapter 6. Power and Pictures on the Threshold of Life: Brain Death and Visual Culture
Chapter 7. Military Bodies, Healthy Bodies, Damaged Bodies in the Photography of August Sander
Chapter 8. Entangled Subjectivities in Lisa Lindvey’s Photographic Project Hold Together
Part III: Fiction Film
Chapter 9. Brains for Hire: Exploring the Role of Psychiatric Consultancy in The Aviator
Chapter 10. Recovering the Patient’s Voice: The Diagnostic Process from Early Modern History to Oliver Sacks
Chapter 11. Beneath the Covers: The Illness of Sex as Depicted in Film
Chapter 12. ʻStereotypes,’ Focalization and Modality: Mainstream Cinematic Images of Disability
Part IV: Documentary Film
Chapter 13. From Corporate Discourse to Menstrual Equity?: A History of Menstruation Films Christie Milliken
Chapter 14. Crip Wisdom in the Time of Insulin Crisis: Performing #insulinforall in Short Documentary Film
Chapter 15. Aging Remixed: Intergenerational Storytelling in the Digital Realm
Chapter 16. Documenting the American Way of Dying: The Near Death Experience
Barry Keith Grant
Part V: Television
Chapter 17. Early Pharmaceutical TV Ads and Medicalized Consumers
Rebecca Burditt and Leah Shafer
Chapter 18. Medical Horror Story: Realism, Reality, and the Real on Television
Chapter 19. Unhealthy Horrors: The Biopolitical Zombie in Twenty-First Century Film and Television
Chapter 20. The Category is LIVE!’: Transing Care and the Persistence of Queer Survival in F/X’s Pose
Part VI: Comics
Chapter 21. Comics and the Health Humanities
Chapter 22. Mad World-Building: Comics and OCD
Chapter 23. ‘I found balance’: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Selected Graphic Medical Narratives
Chapter 24. Drawing Health Activism: Illness Politics and Prices of Care in Graphic AIDS Narratives
Part VII: Apps, Devices, and Wearables
Chapter 25. On Mediating Women in Unsane Spaces
Gillian Andrews and Lorenzo Servitje
Chapter 26. Black Sites in the Matrix: Digital Psychiatric Power and Racialized Technologies
Chapter 27. Mobile Health and Its Problems: The Case of Hearing and Communication Apps
Chapter 28. Data Visualization and Digital Contact Tracing Technology: Emerging Forms of Health Media
Part VIII: Social Media
Chapter 29. Paratext and Medical Authority in the World of the Internet
Chapter 30. Chronic Constellations: Instagrammatic Aesthetics and Crip Time
Chapter 31. Art Spaces, Performances, Podcasts: Community-Building in a Virtual Age
Afterword: Audience Construction and Health Care Storytelling in the Digital Age
Lester D. Friedman is Emeritus Professor of Media and Society from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. His publications include: Cultural Sutures (ed.), Health Humanities Reader (co-editor) and The Picture of Health (co-editor). He has also written books on Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, American Jewish Cinema, genre theory, and Films of the 1970s. Currently, he is completing a book on Hollywood directors and composers.
Therese (Tess) Jones is Associate Director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities; Director of the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus; and Professor in the Department of Medicine. The editor of the Journal of Medical Humanities; lead editor of the Health Humanities Reader; and co-editor of the Handbook on Health and Media, she has published and presented extensively on HIV/AIDS and the arts; literature, film and medicine; and medical education.