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Self-care : embodiment, personal autonomy, and the shaping of health consciousness

Author: Christopher Ziguras
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Series: Routledge advances in sociology, 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Self-Care will be of essential interest to students and academics working within the fields of sociology, health and social welfare."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Ziguras
ISBN: 0415300584 9780415300582 9780203633977 0203633970
OCLC Number: 52381432
Description: 198 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: You are your own saviour and your own worst enemy --
2. Learning to care for one's self --
3. Sending the health message --
4. Natural alternatives --
5. Self-care and anti-institutional politics --
6. The nagging state --
7. Narcissism and self-care: Theorizing America's obsession with mundane health behaviour --
8. Governing one's self --
9. Reflexivity, rationalization and health risk --
10. Technological salvation or more human solutions? --
11. Conclusion: Towards a social-ecological approach to self-care promotion.
Series Title: Routledge advances in sociology, 10.
Responsibility: Christopher Ziguras.
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A key theoretical contribution to the sociological study of health and embodiment by illuminating the processes of social change that have transformed individual self-care and the ways in which power  Read more...

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