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A Profession in Caricature: Changing Attitudes Toward Nursing in the American Medical News, 1960—1989

A Profession in Caricature: Changing Attitudes Toward Nursing in the American Medical News,... A Profession in Caricature Changing Attitudes Toward Nursing in the Am'mn M~dd Nms, 1960-1989 JUDITH A. CHANEY School of Nursing Southern Ulinois University at. Edwardsde PATRICK FOLK Depaprmenc of History McKendree College *hawsingly we live in a symbolic world, a world which is 'make believe,' but a world which has very real conseq~ences."~ Modem mass cornmunica- tions have crated a society in which much of our perception of dty is composed of a complex mixwe of impressions, images, symbols, and stereotypes manufactured and delivered by the media. The mass mda is probably the most important agent of socihtion in our culture day, critidy duencing how we see our world, our fellow human beings, and even ourselves. We live in a sd universe created by radio, television, movies, magazines, and newspapers. "By selecting out of the culture certain misting tendencies, patterns of behavior, attimdes, and values and by repeating them over and over againn the modern media is able to 'hot merely rg%tthe society but shape it by reinforcing those characteristics they select for attentiondW2 Thus, mass communications also impact dramatically on our value systems, since they "help indicate the dements which make for power, success, and happiness in society http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

A Profession in Caricature: Changing Attitudes Toward Nursing in the American Medical News, 1960—1989

Nursing History Review , Volume 1 (1): 22 – Jan 1, 1993

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Springer Publishing
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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.1.1.181
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A Profession in Caricature Changing Attitudes Toward Nursing in the Am'mn M~dd Nms, 1960-1989 JUDITH A. CHANEY School of Nursing Southern Ulinois University at. Edwardsde PATRICK FOLK Depaprmenc of History McKendree College *hawsingly we live in a symbolic world, a world which is 'make believe,' but a world which has very real conseq~ences."~ Modem mass cornmunica- tions have crated a society in which much of our perception of dty is composed of a complex mixwe of impressions, images, symbols, and stereotypes manufactured and delivered by the media. The mass mda is probably the most important agent of socihtion in our culture day, critidy duencing how we see our world, our fellow human beings, and even ourselves. We live in a sd universe created by radio, television, movies, magazines, and newspapers. "By selecting out of the culture certain misting tendencies, patterns of behavior, attimdes, and values and by repeating them over and over againn the modern media is able to 'hot merely rg%tthe society but shape it by reinforcing those characteristics they select for attentiondW2 Thus, mass communications also impact dramatically on our value systems, since they "help indicate the dements which make for power, success, and happiness in society

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1993

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