Nursing the Image: Media, Culture and Professional Identity Julia Hallam

ISBN: 9780415184557

Published: August 31st 2000

Paperback

256 pages


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Nursing the Image: Media, Culture and Professional Identity  by  Julia Hallam

Nursing the Image: Media, Culture and Professional Identity by Julia Hallam
August 31st 2000 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 256 pages | ISBN: 9780415184557 | 9.71 Mb

Ideas of nursing and nurses carry a powerful social charge. The image of the nurse continues to be a symbol of caring and of duty at the same time as it projects a view of femininity, stereotypical in its gender relations.How has this imageMoreIdeas of nursing and nurses carry a powerful social charge.

The image of the nurse continues to be a symbol of caring and of duty at the same time as it projects a view of femininity, stereotypical in its gender relations.How has this image come to be constructed?An empirical investigation of representations of nursing practices in Britain focusing on publicity and promotional materials and their relationship to popular fictional narratives reveals a strong correlation between what are usually described as discrete forms of signification.

Recruitment images, provide an important source of information and inspiration for those considering nurse training. Julia Hallam, draws from a wide range of sources including biographies, marketing and recruitment literature, popular fiction and film to explore this question. In doing so she makes an original contribution to the debates surrounding gender and occupational identity.The book will provide a valuable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students on courses such as the social history of nursing, the understanding of health and illness, womens studies, gender studies and sociology courses.



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