Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture

Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture

by David Serlin

Analyzing the visual culture of public health from the nineteenth century to the present.See more details below


Analyzing the visual culture of public health from the nineteenth century to the present.

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University of Minnesota Press
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6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Toward a Visual Culture of Public Health: From Broadside to YouTube
David Serlin
I. Tracing the Visual Culture of Public Health Campaigns
1. Image and the Imaginary in Early Health Education: Wilbur Augustus Sawyer and the Hookworm Campaigns of Australia and Asia
Lenore Manderson
2. Cultural Communication in Picturing Health: W.W. Peter and Public Health Campaigns in China, 1912-1926
Liping Bu
3. The Color of Money: Campaigning for Health in Black and White America
Gregg Mitman
4. Empathy and Objectivity: Health Education Through Corporate Publicity Films
Kirsten Ostherr
II. Mapping a Visual Genealogy of Public Health
5. Contagion, Public Health, and the Visual Culture of Nineteenth-Century Skin
Katherine Ott
6. Maps as Graphic Propaganda for Public Health
Mark Monmonier
7. "Some One Sole Unique Advertisement": Public Health Posters in the Twentieth Century
William H. Helfand
8. Nursing the Nation: The 1930s Public Health Nurse as Image and Icon
Shawn Michelle Smith
III. Building New Public Spheres for Public Health
9. Visual Imagery and Epidemics in the Twentieth Century
Roger Cooter and Claudia Stein
10. The Image of the Child in Postwar British and U.S. Psychoanalysis
Lisa Cartwright
11. Performing Live Surgery on Television and the Internet Since 1945
David Serlin
12. Imagining Mood Disorders as a Public Health Crisis
Emily Martin

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