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The Resource Breastfeeding and media : exploring conflicting discourses that threaten public health, Katherine A. Foss

Breastfeeding and media : exploring conflicting discourses that threaten public health, Katherine A. Foss

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Breastfeeding and media : exploring conflicting discourses that threaten public health
Title
Breastfeeding and media
Title remainder
exploring conflicting discourses that threaten public health
Statement of responsibility
Katherine A. Foss
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book centers on the role of media in shaping public perceptions of breastfeeding. Drawing from magazines, doctors’ office materials, parenting books, television, websites, and other media outlets, Katherine A. Foss explores how historical and contemporary media often undermine breastfeeding efforts with formula marketing and narrow portrayals of nursing women and their experiences. Foss argues that the media’s messages play an integral role in setting the standard of public knowledge and attitudes toward breastfeeding, as she traces shifting public perceptions of breastfeeding and their corresponding media constructions from the development of commercial formula through contemporary times. This analysis demonstrates how attributions of blame have negatively impacted public health approaches to breastfeeding, thus confronting the misperception that breastfeeding, and the failure to breastfeed, rests solely on the responsibility of an individual mother
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1980-
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Foss, Katherine A.
Dewey number
649.33
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Breastfeeding
  • Mass media in breastfeeding promotion
  • Public health
Label
Breastfeeding and media : exploring conflicting discourses that threaten public health, Katherine A. Foss
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Breastfeeding and the Media -- 2. "Where the mother’s milk is insufficient...": The Commodification of Infant Feeding and the Demise of Breastfeeding -- 3. Infant-feeding in the 20th Century: Shifting Media Messages and the Role of the "Expert" -- 4. Breastfeeding Promotion, Formula Marketing and the Role of Health Professionals -- 5. "So you’re going to have a baby?": Breastfeeding Messages in Parenting Guides and Children's Books -- 6. From the Milky Man Vest to Nursing on the Throne: Breastfeeding Representations in Fictional Television -- 7. Reality Television Programs and the Failure Narrative -- 8. "The New Boob Tube?": Education, Entertainment, and Viewers’ Perceptions of Breastfeeding on Social Media -- 9. Marginalized Milk: "Extreme" Nursing, Milk Exchange, and Erotic Breastfeeding -- 10. Concluding Thoughts: Media’s Role in Improving Breastfeeding Success
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ocn990299322
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319564425
Level of compression
unknown
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)990299322
Label
Breastfeeding and media : exploring conflicting discourses that threaten public health, Katherine A. Foss
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Breastfeeding and the Media -- 2. "Where the mother’s milk is insufficient...": The Commodification of Infant Feeding and the Demise of Breastfeeding -- 3. Infant-feeding in the 20th Century: Shifting Media Messages and the Role of the "Expert" -- 4. Breastfeeding Promotion, Formula Marketing and the Role of Health Professionals -- 5. "So you’re going to have a baby?": Breastfeeding Messages in Parenting Guides and Children's Books -- 6. From the Milky Man Vest to Nursing on the Throne: Breastfeeding Representations in Fictional Television -- 7. Reality Television Programs and the Failure Narrative -- 8. "The New Boob Tube?": Education, Entertainment, and Viewers’ Perceptions of Breastfeeding on Social Media -- 9. Marginalized Milk: "Extreme" Nursing, Milk Exchange, and Erotic Breastfeeding -- 10. Concluding Thoughts: Media’s Role in Improving Breastfeeding Success
Control code
ocn990299322
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319564425
Level of compression
unknown
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)990299322

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