ISBN-10:
076195404X
ISBN-13:
9780761954040
Pub. Date:
02/10/1997
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
The New Public Health: Discourses, Knowledges, Strategies / Edition 1

The New Public Health: Discourses, Knowledges, Strategies / Edition 1

by Alan Petersen, Deborah LuptonAlan Petersen

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Overview

Petersen and Lupton focus critically on the new public health, assessing its implications for the concepts of self, embodiment and citizenship. They argue that the new public health is used as a source of moral regulation and for distinguishing between self and other. They also explore the implications of modernist belief in the power of science and the ability of experts to solve problems through rational administrative means that underpin the strategies and rhetoric of the new public health.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761954040
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 02/10/1997
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Alan Petersen is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Murdoch University in Western Australia. His recent publications include The New Public Health: Health and Self in the Age of Risk (co-written with Deborah Lupton), Foucalut, Health and Medicine (co-edited with Robin Bunton) and Health Matters: Sociology of Illness, Prevention and Care (co-edited with Charles Waddell).

Deborah Lupton is SHARP professor in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney, working in the Center for Social Research in Health and the Social Policy Research Center and leading the Vitalities Lab. She is the author/co-author of 17 books, the latest of which are Digital Sociology (Routledge, 2015), The Quantified Self (Polity, 2016), Digital Health (Routledge, 2017), Fat, 2nd edition (Routledge, 2018), and Data Selves (Polity, 2019). She is a fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and holds an honorary doctor of social science degree awarded by the University of Copenhagen.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The New Public Health
A New Morality?
Epidemiology
Governing by Numbers
The 'Healthy' Citizen
Risk Discourse and 'the Environment'
The 'Healthy' City
The Duty to Participate
Conclusion

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