Self-care: Embodiment, Personal Autonomy and the Shaping of Health Consciousness / Edition 1

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Overview

Self-Care will be of essential interest to students and academics working within the fields of sociology, health and social welfare.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415300582
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/10/2003
  • Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Ziguras is Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Globalism Institute at RMIT University. He is editor of The International Publishing Services Market (with Bill Cope, 2002) and has published numerous articles examining the impact of rationalization, commodification and electronic mediation on the constitution of identity, particularly in international education and health promotion.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1 Introduction: You are your own saviour and your own worst enemy 1
2 Learning to care for one's self 14
3 Sending the health message 27
4 Natural alternatives 56
5 Self-care and anti-institutional politics 75
6 The nagging state 93
7 Narcissism and self-care: Theorizing America's obsession with mundane health behaviour 111
8 Governing one's self 124
9 Reflexivity, rationalization and health risk 140
10 Technological salvation or more human solutions? 156
11 Conclusion: Towards a social-ecological approach to self-care promotion 170
Bibliography 182
Index 197
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