Morality And Health / Edition 1

Morality And Health / Edition 1

by Allan M. Brandt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415915821

ISBN-13: 9780415915823

Pub. Date: 10/30/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

From the castigation and stigmatization of victims of AIDS to our celebration of diet, exercise and fitness, the moral categorization of health and disease reflects contemporary notions that disease results from moral failure and that health is the representation of moral triumph. Ranging across academic disciplines and historical time periods, the essays in

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From the castigation and stigmatization of victims of AIDS to our celebration of diet, exercise and fitness, the moral categorization of health and disease reflects contemporary notions that disease results from moral failure and that health is the representation of moral triumph. Ranging across academic disciplines and historical time periods, the essays in Morality and Health offer a compelling assessment of the powerful role of moral systems for judging the complex questions of risk and responsibility for disease, the experience of illness, and social and cultural responses to those who are sick. Contributors include Keith Thomas, Charles Rosenberg, Richard Shweder, Arthur Kleinman, David Mechanic, Nancy Tomes and Linda Gordon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415915823
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/30/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Health and Morality in Early Modern England15
Banishing Risk: Continuity and Change in the Moral Management of Disease35
Behavior, Disease, and Health in the Twentieth-Century United States: The Moral Valence of Individual Risk53
The Social Context of Health and Disease and Choices among Health Interventions79
Moral Transformations of Health and Suffering in Chinese Society101
The "Big Three" of Morality (Autonomy, Community, Divinity) and the "Big Three" Explanations of Suffering119
Sugar and Morality173
Food, Morality, and Social Reform185
The Culture of Public Problems: Drinking-Driving and the Symbolic Order201
Morality, Religion, and Drug Use231
Teenage Pregnancy and Out-of-Wedlock Birth: Morals, Moralism, Experts251
Moralizing the Microbe: The Germ Theory and the Moral Construction of Behavior in the Late-Nineteenth-Century Antituberculosis Movement271
Secular Morality297
The Legal Regulation of Smoking (and Smokers): Public Health or Secular Morality?331
Lifestyle Correctness and the New Secular Morality359
Moralization379
Contributors403
Index409

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