KPFA Radio Interview with Charles Briggs

Co-author of Making Health Public Charles Briggs recently appeared on KPFA Against the Grain to discuss the themes of his recent book with host C.S Soong. 

How are race and ethnicity represented in U.S. news coverage of health and medicine? Charles Briggs argues that whiteness tends to be portrayed as an aspirational state of well-being, while people of color are far too often depicted as deficient, as trapped by culture and thus to be blamed for their own health problems.

The Book

  • Making Health Public

    How News Coverage Is Remaking Media, Medicine, and Contemporary Life

    By Charles L. Briggs, Daniel C. Hallin

    This book examines the relationship between media and medicine, considering the fundamental role of news coverage in constructing wider cultural understandings of health and disease. The authors advance the notion of ‘biomediatization’ and demonstrate how health knowledge is co-produced through…

    Paperback – 2016-05-27
    Routledge

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