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dc.contributor.authorBennett, Anzia
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-30T21:12:40Z
dc.date.available2012-01-30T21:12:40Z
dc.date.issued2012-01-30
dc.date.submittedDecember 2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/17332
dc.description.abstractThis thesis utilizes the example of Gardasil to better understand the dynamics of power at play in discourses of health in the United States, and to identify the neoliberal tenors of some contemporary public health strategies. A neoliberal turn in public health, while not all encompassing, has resulted in distorted and limited conceptions of health that rely on consumerism and notions of personal responsibility. With the example of Gardasil, Merck has deployed age-old tropes that pre-date, and are strengthened by, this neoliberal turn. These tropes–of women and girls as simultaneously at-risk and risky subjects, of young women’s bodies in need of state protection, and of immigrants as sources of contagion–strategically displace the focus from the actual risk factors and causes of HPV-related deaths in the U.S. and contribute to an understanding of health as a private issue, privileging consumerism over prevention, and profit over public health.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectNeoliberalism, Public Health, HPV Vaccine, Gardasilen_US
dc.subject.lcshPapillomaviruses--Vaccination--United States
dc.subject.lcshWomen's health services--United States
dc.subject.lcshTeenage girls--Health and hygiene--United States
dc.titleRisky Subjects, Subjects at Risk: HPV Vaccination and the Neoliberal Turn in Public Healthen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeAmerican Studiesen_US
dc.description.levelMastersen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Dept. of American Studiesen_US
dc.description.advisorGoldstein, Alyosha
dc.description.committee-memberBrandzel, Amy
dc.description.committee-memberSchreiber, Rebecca


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