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Media and Health-Clive Seale

  • Title: Media and Health
  • Author: Clive Seale
  • Released: 2003-01-27
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  • Pages: 256
  • ISBN: 0761947302
  • ISBN13: 978-0761947301
  • ASIN: 0761947302

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Review `This book appears to fill a substantial gap in the literature at present. There are, quite simply, no books available which engage seriously and competently with the presentation of health issues in the media, and certainly none which focuses on representations of health and illness in as thematically coherent a manner as Seale proposes to do' - Richard Gwyn, University of Cardiff

`This is an excellent resource for students. It provides a comprehensive review of secondary literature in the field and is very well researched. Students of sociology of health and illness and in media and communication studies will find the book invaluable' - David Oswell, Goldsmiths College, University of London

`This is a comprehensive work on media health, providing an invaluable "toolkit" for understanding health and the media in contemporary society. Seale goes further than previous textbooks, critiquing the ‘lament’ of media health promoters in order to explore the moralisation and commercialisation of media health' - Dr Annette Hill, University of Westminster

About the Author I was re-appointed to Brunel in 2012, having previously worked there as a professor of sociology between 2003 - 2008. Between 2008 - 2012 I worked in the medical school at Queen Mary, University of London. Before all that I was in the sociology department at Goldsmiths, having had a career of researching and teaching in institutions of higher education around London, including several spells in the University of East London. I started out in educational research, having originally trained as a primary school teacher, but switched to health research in the 1980s. This varied career has given me the chance to use a wide variety of research methods on many different research projects, so that is something that I like to teach.

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