In this Book
- Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture
- Published by: University of Minnesota Press
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.
Table of Contents
- p. 1
- Title Page, Copyright Page
- pp. iii-iv
- pp. v-vi
- pp. vii-ix
- Part I. Tracing the Visual Culture of Public Health Campaigns
- p. 1
- Part II. Mapping a Visual Genealogy of Public Health
- p. 83
- 6. Maps as Graphic Propaganda for Public Health
- pp. 108-125
- Part III. Building New Public Spheres for Public Health
- p. 167
- pp. 264-266
- pp. 267-285
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