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Publicity Over Prevention, Cures Over Care

Rachel Kahn Best

in Common Enemies: Disease Campaigns in America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190918408
eISBN:
9780190918446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190918408.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Focusing on diseases shapes the types of goals advocacy organizations pursue and the types of laws Congress passes. Over time, the pressure to adopt goals that fit neatly within disease categories, ... More


Scaring Mothers: The Government Campaign for Breastfeeding

Joan B. Wolf

in Is Breast Best?: Taking on the Breastfeeding Experts and the New High Stakes of Motherhood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794814
eISBN:
9780814795255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794814.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter brackets the question of whether research has sufficiently demonstrated the advantages of breastfeeding in order to ask whether, even if proven, such benefits would be strong enough to ... More


Girls at Risk of Dumping Their Newborns

Laury Oaks

in Giving Up Baby: Safe Haven Laws, Motherhood, and Reproductive Justice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479897926
eISBN:
9781479883073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897926.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines representations of pregnant women who cope with “unwanted newborns,” as seen in infant abandonment prevention advocacy, safe haven legal advocacy, and media coverage of women ... More


Productive Ignorance: Assessing Public Understanding of Human Trafficking in Ukraine, Hungary and Great Britain

Kiril Sharapov

in Human Trafficking: The Complexities of Exploitation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781474401128
eISBN:
9781474418683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401128.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Focusing on three national case studies this chapter explores the comparative empirical data on public knowledge and understanding of human trafficking, examining the link between public knowledge ... More


“Something I Can’t Quite Articulate”: Breastfeeding and the Real

Jennifer Friedlander

in Real Deceptions: The Contemporary Reinvention of Realism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190676124
eISBN:
9780190676162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190676124.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter extends explorations of representations of the human body into an examination of two prominent discursive sites concerning contemporary practices of breastfeeding, the US government’s ... More


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