The Imperative of Health: Public Health and the Regulated Body

The Imperative of Health: Public Health and the Regulated Body

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by Deborah Lupton
     
 

The Imperative of Health seeks to explore the ways in which some of the knowledge and practices of public health and health promotion have been developed and articulated, how they are justified, what ends they seek and their alliances and dependencies.

This accessible book will be essential reading for students and academics in the sociology of health and

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The Imperative of Health seeks to explore the ways in which some of the knowledge and practices of public health and health promotion have been developed and articulated, how they are justified, what ends they seek and their alliances and dependencies.

This accessible book will be essential reading for students and academics in the sociology of health and illness, health communication, cultural studies, mass communications, medical anthropology and sociology, nursing and public health.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803979352
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/11/1995
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Governing the Masses: the Emergence of the Public Health Movement16
2Technologies of Health: Contemporary Health Promotion and Public Health48
3Taming Uncertainty: Risk Discourse and Diagnostic Testing77
4Communicating Health: the Mass Media and Advertising in Health Promotion106
5Bodies, Pleasures and the Practices of the Self131
Conclusion158
References162
Index176

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