Health, Disease, Illness and Culture
City: New London
Abstr. due: 15.06.2015
Dates: 30.10.15 — 31.10.15
Organizing comittee e-mail: email@example.com
Mass media and the framing of health, disease, and illness in popular and American culture in press, advertising, film, television, social media, etc.
Framing of 21st century and historical popular press and/or social media coverage of vaccines and epidemics, e.g., ebola, measles
Discourse about patients and health professional relationships, professionalism, and the place of healthcare humanities, medical humanities in health education
Public policy debates about health institutions and health care reform, including specific areas of reform (e.g., Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, mental health, obesity, food politics, smoking, climate change and health, occupational health)
Narratives of epidemic, pandemic, emerging infectious diseases; sexually transmitted diseases; chronic diseases/illnesses
Race, ethnicity, gender, class, or place/environmental interpretations of disease, health, and illness
Narratives of illness from patient and health practitioner perspectives in novels, short stories, poems, memoirs, graphic comics, etc., discussed in larger sociocultural (ethnicity, race, gender, class), and political (health care system) contexts.
Historical and contemporary perspectives in popular and America culture on such topics as the promotion of health through diet, exercise, or nutritional products; personal, domestic, or public hygiene; antibiotic drug resistance; lifestyle drugs; cosmetic surgery; drug use and abuse; alternative health practices; end-of life-care; sharing of health information;.
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