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The new public health : health and self in the age of risk

Author: Alan R Petersen; Deborah Lupton
Publisher: London ; Thousan Oaks : Sage Publications, 2000, ©1996.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan R Petersen; Deborah Lupton
ISBN: 9781446264416 1446264416
OCLC Number: 797835654
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 208 pages)
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.
Responsibility: Alan Petersen and Deborah Lupton.

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Continuing and developing the argument of Deborah Lupton's "The Imperative of Health", the authors use contemporary socio-cultural and political theory to examine: the notion of citizenship; the  Read more...

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