The Nurse in Popular Media: Critical Essays

Harmes, Marcus K. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5104-1967 and Harmes, Barbara ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5599-4204 and Harmes, Meredith A. (2021) The Nurse in Popular Media: Critical Essays. McFarland & Company, Inc., Jefferson, United States. ISBN 978-1-4766-8418-5


Abstract

The image of the nurse is ubiquitous, both in life and in popular media. One of the earliest instances of nursing and media intersecting is the Edison phonographic recording of Florence Nightingale’s voice in 1890. Since then, a parade of nurses, good, bad or otherwise, has appeared on both cinema and television screens. How do we interpret the many different types of nurses— real and fictional, lifelike and distorted, sexual and forbidding—who are so visible in the public consciousness?

This book is a comprehensive collection of unique insights from scholars across the Western world. Essays explore a diversity of nursing types that traverse popular characterizations of nurses from various time periods. The shifting roles of nurses are explored across media, including picture postcards, film, television, journalism and the collection and preservation of uniforms and memorabilia.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ College (8 Jun 2020 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ College (8 Jun 2020 -)
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2021 05:50
Last Modified: 11 May 2022 07:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: nursing; medicine; film; television; Nightingale, Florence
Fields of Research (2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190204 Film and Television
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210305 British History
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210304 Biography
Fields of Research (2020): 47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4702 Cultural studies > 470208 Culture, representation and identity
36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3605 Screen and digital media > 360505 Screen media
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430304 British history
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4205 Nursing > 420505 Nursing workforce
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280113 Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/45449

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