Communicating Health

Communicating Health : A Culture-centered Approach

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The culture-centred approach offered in this book argues that communication theorizing ought to locate culture at the centre of the communication process such that the theories are contextually embedded and co-constructed through dialogue with the cultural participants. The discussions in the book situate health communication within local contexts by looking at identities, meanings and experiences of health among community members, and locating them in the realm of the structures that constitute health. The culturecentred approach foregrounds the voices of cultural members in the co-constructions of health risks and in the articulation of health problems facing communities. Ultimately, the book provides theoretical and practical suggestions for developing a culture-centred understanding of health communication processes.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 282 pages
  • 174 x 244 x 30mm | 698.53g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 0745634915
  • 9780745634913
  • 2,172,708

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"If you are looking for a fresh approach to teaching health communication, Communicating Health provides a unique perspective that will leave readers with a feeling of sensitivity, a call to justice, and a knowledge bank of practical strategies from culture-centered healthcare." Communication Research Trends "I quickly became engrossed in this thoughtful book. I recommend it to all who are prepared to be challenged." Five star review from Nursing Standard "Communicating Health is a most timely and critically important contribution to our global understanding of the location of culture in health communication. Drawing on multidisciplinary fields of scholarly traditions, Mohan Dutta offers sensitive yet compelling insights and critical thoughts that locate culture at the core of health communication. This is a book that should be read by everyone concerned about the role of health communication in achieving social justice, equity, and optimum health globally." Collins O. Airhihenbuwa, Pennsylvania State University "The book abounds with provocative and revealing examples that support conclusions and recommendations. It is equally valuable for health communication scholars and health promotion practitioners." Gary L. Kreps, George Mason Universityshow more

About Mohan J. Dutta

M. Dutta , Associate Professor of Communication, Department of Communication, Purdue Universityshow more

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The culture-centred approach offered in this book argues that communication theorizing ought to locate culture at the centre of the communication process such that the theories are contextually embedded and co-constructed through dialogue with the cultural participants. The discussions in the book situate health communication within local contexts by looking at identities, meanings and experiences of health among community members, and locating them in the realm of the structures that constitute health. The culturecentred approach foregrounds the voices of cultural members in the co-constructions of health risks and in the articulation of health problems facing communities. Ultimately, the book provides theoretical and practical suggestions for developing a culture-centred understanding of health communication processes.show more

Table of contents

List of Tables List of Tables List of Boxes Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Culture in Health Communication 2. Culture-Centered Approach to Health Communication 3. Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Culture 4. Culture, Identity and Health 5. Pathways of Curing and Healing: Biomedical Model 6. Culture and Marginalization 7. Health Experiences in Marginalized Sectors 8. Culture, Social Capital and Health 9. Culture and Resistance 10. Health, Culture and Globalization 11. Culture and Praxis Bibliographyshow more

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