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Critical Cultural Studies in Global Health Communication


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Global changes in migratory patterns, the increasing health inequalities faced by the poor, the health risks faced by communities at the margins of global societies, and the communicative nature of health problems have drawn additional attention to the relevance of studying health communication processes across global cultures.This series challenges Western-centric ideas of health and human behavior by publishing theoretically provocative, pedagogically critical volumes addressing the intersection of critical communication principles and practices with health concepts and structures.The series editors seek book proposals that address

  • the storied nature of health communication practices that are globally situated
  • structurally-constituted nature of health communication
  • individual and collective processes of communicating through which cultures negotiate meanings of health
  • local-global processes of participation and organizing through which local communities seek to bring about transformations in unhealthy global structures


The intent of the series is foregrounding knowledge that creates openings for transforming structures of injustice and exploitation underlying global health inequalities.

Books in the series are single authored books or strategic edited volumes making coherent arguments about the intersections of globalization and health. Although the series occasionally publishes research monographs based on comparative global research, the emphasis is on publishing topical books that can be used both as advanced undergraduate-graduate texts as well as reference materials. Manuscript proposals should be addressed to series co-editors:

Mohan Jyoti Dutta
Massey University, New Zealand
[email protected]

Ambar Basu
University of South Florida
[email protected]

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Neoliberal Health Organizing: Communication, Meaning, and Politics

Neoliberal Health Organizing: Communication, Meaning, and Politics

1st Edition

Mohan J Dutta
June 15, 2015

Mohan J Dutta closely interrogates the communicative forms and practices that have been central to the establishment of neoliberal governance. In particular, he examines cultural discourses of health in relationship to the market and the health implications of these cultural discourses. Using...

Prescribing HIV Prevention: Bringing Culture into Global Health Communication

Prescribing HIV Prevention: Bringing Culture into Global Health Communication

1st Edition

Nicola Bulled
November 15, 2014

Critical health communication scholars point out that the acceptance of HIV risk prevention methods are bound inside inequitable structures of power and knowledge. Nicola Bulled’s in-depth ethnographic account of how these messages are selected, transmitted and reacted to by young adults in the...

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