Posters, Protests and Prescriptions: Cultural Histories of the National Health Service in Britain

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he National Health Service has provided Britain's healthcare since 1948. This institution has been the subject of tense political debate since its inception and has undergone a number of complex reforms and restructures. But the meanings of the NHS are not only - or even primarily - lived out in politics.

Nearly every Briton comes into contact with the NHS - from cradle to grave - and this system of healthcare shapes society, culture and everyday life. This book charts these multiple meanings, looking at the NHS as a site of work, activism and consumerism, as a space and in cultural representations. Looking in these ways, the book shows how and why the NHS has become a symbol of Britishness and an object of fierce protectiveness, even love, today.

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Manufacturer/Publisher: Manchester University Press
Binding: Hardback
Author: Jennifer Crane
Date Published: 2022
Pagination: 368p

SKU: 9781526163462