Productive, Schooled, Healthy

  • Philip DearmanEmail author
  • Cathy Greenfield
  • Peter Williams
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media book series (PSHM)


This chapter continues the work of considering how particular populations are caught up in digitally networked environments. It examines the incorporation of digital technologies into three different institutional domains—work, education, and health—which correspond to locales in which populations live important parts of their lives: workplaces, classrooms, and clinics and homes. These milieus are the domains of dispersed governmental objectives, efforts, and policies to constitute populations as productive, educated, and healthy. The chapter describes the personalization and privatization that have increasingly styled social relations in these areas.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Dearman
    • 1
    Email author
  • Cathy Greenfield
    • 2
  • Peter Williams
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Media and CommunicationRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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