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The Resource Gender, health, and popular culture : historical perspectives, edited by Cheryl Krasnick Warsh

Gender, health, and popular culture : historical perspectives, edited by Cheryl Krasnick Warsh

Label
Gender, health, and popular culture : historical perspectives
Title
Gender, health, and popular culture
Title remainder
historical perspectives
Statement of responsibility
edited by Cheryl Krasnick Warsh
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Health is a gendered concept in Western cultures, customarily associated with strength in men and beauty in women. Educated or self-styled experts, ranging from physicians to newspaper columnists to advertisers, offer advice on achieving optimal health. Historically, gendered concepts of health were transmitted through visual representations of the ideal female and male bodies, with media images resulting in the absorption of universal standards of beauty and health and generalized desires to achieve them. Topics in this collection are wide ranging and include childbirth advice in Victorian Australia and Cold War America, menstruation films, Canadian abortion tourism, the Pap smear, the Body Worlds exhibition, and fat liberation. Masculinity is explored among drunkards in antebellum Philadelphia and family memoirs during the 1980s AIDS epidemic. Seemingly objective public health advisories are shown to be as influenced by commercial interests, class, gender, and other social differentiations as marketing approaches, and the message presented is mediated to varying degrees by those receiving it. This book will be of interest to scholars in womens studies, health studies, marketing, media studies, social history and anthropology, and popular culture
Additional physical form
Also issued in electronic format.
Biographical or historical data
Cheryl Krasnick Warsh teaches history at Vancouver Island University and is the editor-in-chief of the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History. A former Fulbright and Hannah Fellow, her books include Moments of Unreason: The Practice of Canadian Psychiatry and the Homewood Retreat, Drink in Canada: Historical Essays, Childrens Health Issues in Historical Perspective (WLU Press, 2005), and the upcoming Prescribed Norms: Womens Health in Canada and the United States since 1800.
Cataloging source
NLM
Dewey number
306.461
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN298
LC item number
.G45 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2011 I-594
  • GN 298
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Warsh, Cheryl Lynn Krasnick
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human body
  • Body image
  • Women
  • Health
  • Human Body
  • Body Image
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Women's Health
  • Corps humain
  • Image du corps
  • Femmes
  • Santé
Label
Gender, health, and popular culture : historical perspectives, edited by Cheryl Krasnick Warsh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Cheryl Krasnick Warsh -- I : The transmission of health information. Confined : constructions of childbirth in popular and elite medical culture in late-nineteenth-century Australia / Lisa Featherstone -- Eating for two : shaping mothers' figures and babies' futures in modern American culture / Lisa Forman Cody -- Advice to adolescents : menstrual health and menstrual education films, 1946-1982 / Sharra L. Vostral -- Controlling conception : images of women, safety, sexuality and the Pill in the sixties / Heather Molyneaux -- All aboard? : Canadian women's abortion tourism, 1960-1980 / Christabelle Sethna -- Controlling cervical cancer from screening to vaccinations : an American perspective / Kirsten E. Gardner -- The challenge of developing and publicizing cervical cancer screening programs : a Canadian perspective / Mandy Hadenko -- II: Popular representations of the body in sickness and health. Hideous monsters before the eye : delirium tremens and manhood in antebellum Philadelphia / Ric N. Caric -- From La Bambola to a Toronto striptease : drawing out public consent to gender differentiation with anatomical materials / Annette Burfoot -- Let me hear your body talk : aerobics for fat women only, 1981-1985 / Jenny Ellison -- "The closest thing to perfect" : celebrity and the body politics of Jamie Lee Curtis / Christina Burr -- "Every generation has its war" : representations of gay men with AIDS and their parents in the United States, 1983-1993 / Heather Murray
Control code
662578659
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 308 pages
Isbn
9781554582174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)662578659
Label
Gender, health, and popular culture : historical perspectives, edited by Cheryl Krasnick Warsh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Cheryl Krasnick Warsh -- I : The transmission of health information. Confined : constructions of childbirth in popular and elite medical culture in late-nineteenth-century Australia / Lisa Featherstone -- Eating for two : shaping mothers' figures and babies' futures in modern American culture / Lisa Forman Cody -- Advice to adolescents : menstrual health and menstrual education films, 1946-1982 / Sharra L. Vostral -- Controlling conception : images of women, safety, sexuality and the Pill in the sixties / Heather Molyneaux -- All aboard? : Canadian women's abortion tourism, 1960-1980 / Christabelle Sethna -- Controlling cervical cancer from screening to vaccinations : an American perspective / Kirsten E. Gardner -- The challenge of developing and publicizing cervical cancer screening programs : a Canadian perspective / Mandy Hadenko -- II: Popular representations of the body in sickness and health. Hideous monsters before the eye : delirium tremens and manhood in antebellum Philadelphia / Ric N. Caric -- From La Bambola to a Toronto striptease : drawing out public consent to gender differentiation with anatomical materials / Annette Burfoot -- Let me hear your body talk : aerobics for fat women only, 1981-1985 / Jenny Ellison -- "The closest thing to perfect" : celebrity and the body politics of Jamie Lee Curtis / Christina Burr -- "Every generation has its war" : representations of gay men with AIDS and their parents in the United States, 1983-1993 / Heather Murray
Control code
662578659
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 308 pages
Isbn
9781554582174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)662578659

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