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Title: Little bottles and the promise of probiotics.
Authors: Burges Watson D
Moreira, T
Murtagh, M
First Published: Mar-2009
Citation: HEALTH (LONDON), 2009, 13 (2), pp. 219-234
Abstract: In this article we explore; regimes of hope' in contemporary bioscience as articulated in spaces of health consumption. We use the case study of probiotic little bottles, highlighting their promissory branding as consumer products, to consider how hope and truth play out across different spaces of health care - the supermarket, media and laboratory. Drawing on work within both sociological and geographic literatures to think about hope, truth and probiotics, this article explores their ambiguous promise through an analysis of their biomedical and popular representation. The seemingly incommensurate promise of probiotics between popular and medical spheres provides the point of departure for an examination of the geographies of hope, truth and selfhood.
DOI Link: 10.1177/1363459308099685
ISSN: 1363-4593
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Health Sciences

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