Body, Capital, and Screens. Visual Media and the Healthy Self in the 20th Century
edited by Christian Bonah and Anja Laukötter
published as part of the MediaMatters series by Amsterdam University Press, 2020)
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Visual Media and the Healthy Self in the 20th Century brings together new research from leading scholars from Europe and North America working at the intersection of film and media studies and social and cultural history of the body. The volume focuses on visual media in the twentieth century in Europe and the U.S. that informed and educated people about life and health as well as practices improving them. Through a series of in-depth case studies, the contributors to this volume investigate the relationships between film/television, private and public actors of the health sector and economic developments. The book explores the performative and interactive power of these visual media on individual health understandings, perceptions and practices. Visual Media and the Healthy Self in the 20th Century aims to better understand how bodily health has evolved as a form of capital throughout the century.
Table of Contents
Visual Media and the Healthy Self in the 20th Century: An Introduction by Christian Bonah and Anja Laukötter
2. The BBC’s Children in Need Telethon: The Currencies of Compassion by Karen Lury
6. Inside Magoo (1960): Comedic Commentary on 1950s America and Cancer by David Cantor
8. Revealing Norms and Sowing Confusion: VALIE EXPORT’s Body by Sophie Delpeux
10. From Colonial to Global: Visuals and the Historiography of Body Government beyond Europe by Jean-Paul Gaudillière
11. Zika Virus, Global Health Communication, and Dataveillance by Kirsten Ostherr
This is a publication of the ERC funded BodyCapital project.
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