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Not Quite a Cancer Vaccine: Selling HPV and Cervical Cancer (Paperback)
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Not Quite a Cancer Vaccine: Selling HPV and Cervical Cancer (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 30/10/2017
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In Not Quite a Cancer Vaccine, medical anthropologist S.D. Gottlieb explores how the vaccine Gardasil - developed against the most common sexually-transmitted infection, human papillomavirus (HPV) - was marketed primarily as a cervical cancer vaccine. Gardasil quickly became implicated in two pre-existing debates - about adolescent sexuality and pediatric vaccinations more generally.

Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813587776
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Not Quite a Cancer Vaccine offers an intimate examination of HPV vaccine narratives, traced through public media, clinics, conferences, and public policy debates. In an era of commodified health care, such explorations are necessary to lay bare the motivations of health interventions as a public good only after corporate interests are served. Despite their potential good, inappropriate promotions of new technologies may minimize or even ignore the health inequities they aim to address."--Nicola L. Bulled "editor of Thinking Through Resistance "
"This exciting book analyzes the cultural struggles over the vaccine Gardasil as both a source of corporate profit and an icon in the moral imagination of patients, doctors and health activists. Gottlieb expertly blends anthropology, media studies and feminist critique to illuminate how "disease threats" are defined in our era of corporate medicine and polarized politics."
--Paul Brodwin "professor of anthropology, UW-Milwaukee; secondary appointment in bioethics, Medical College of WI "

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