Body, Health, Prevention: Media Constructed Discourses And Lived Cultures In The Age Of New “Bio-Realities”
Project OverviewThe project inaugurates an integrative approach that COVID-19 explores on three levels: as a discourse constructed through media and public health documents; as “materialities and practices” (Will 2020) of prevention and “living cultures” (Branston and Stafford 2010); as a “neoliberal bio-reality” (Špoljar Vržina 2008). The project contributes to research into the socio-cultural aspects and consequences of the crisis caused by COVID-19; participation in the establishment of a new sociological sub-discipline; understanding recent processes through the construction of dominant/marginal discourses and lived health culture; further development of the concept of “neoliberal bio-realities” (Špoljar Vržina 2011, 2012) and expansion of the definition of the field of health/disease culture and development of new ways of data collection, synthesis and integration in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.
Study Designdiscourse analysis/Media text Analysis, in-depth interviews
Project Keywordsbody, health, prevention, new bio realities, discourse analysis, lived cultures
Department or Unit: Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar
Organization: Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar
- Name: SanjaŠpoljar VržinaTitle: PhDOrganization: Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar
- Name: MarijaGeiger ZemanTitle: PhDOrganization: Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar
CONVERGE is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation, Program on Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment (Award #1841338). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.