Representing the Un/healthy Body

Susan Craddock, Tim Brown

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12 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Health and Medical Geography
EditorsTim Brown, Sara McLafferty, Graham Moon
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9781405170031
StatePublished - Nov 11 2009


  • "sick" bodies - studying social parameters of normativity and enforcing mechanisms
  • Case of representations of AIDS
  • Dominant cultural norms associated with "epistemic configuration"
  • Media images of SARS, AIDS, and avian flu - critical role of bodies in understanding disease
  • Physically fit, slender muscular male body - "imperative to hegemonic masculinity"
  • Problematizing the slender female body
  • Representing health - from "fitness" to "fatness"
  • Representing the healthy/unhealthy body
  • Sick natives and contagious places
  • Space and place in representations of deviance and interpretations of disease

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