Children’s Healthcare and Parental Media Engagement in Urban by Qian Gong

By Qian Gong

This ebook analyses parental anxieties approximately their children’s healthcare concerns in city China, attractive with wider theoretical debates approximately modernity, possibility and nervousness. It examines the wider social, cultural and historic contexts of parental anxiousness via analysing a chain of socio-economic alterations and inhabitants coverage alterations in post-reform China that contextualise parental reviews. Drawing on Wilkinson’s (2001) conceptualisation linking individual’s chance realization to anxiousness, this ebook analyses the located danger reports of folks’ and grandparents’, having a look rather into their engagement with a number of different types of media. It experiences the representations of well-being concerns and health-related hazards in a parenting journal, renowned newspapers, advertisement advertisements and new media, in addition to mom and dad’ and grandparents’ engagement with and reaction to those media representations. via investigating ‘a tradition of hysteria’ between mom and dad and grandparents in modern China, this publication seeks so as to add to the scholarship of latest parenthood in a non- Western context.

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