The Imperative of Health: Public Health and the Regulated Body

The Imperative of Health: Public Health and the Regulated Body

by Deborah Lupton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0803979355

ISBN-13: 9780803979352

Pub. Date: 08/11/1995

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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

Overview

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

Governing the Masses
The Emergence of the Public Health Movement
Technologies of Health
Contemporary Health Promotion and Public Health
Taming Uncertainty
Risk Discourse and Diagnostic Testing
Communicating Health
The Mass Media and Advertising in Health Promotion
Bodies, Pleasures and the Practices of the Self

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