The Imperative of Health

The Imperative of Health

Public Health and the Regulated Body

eBook - 1997
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In this reappraisal of public health and health promotion in contemporary societies, Deborah Lupton explores public health and health promotion using contemporary sociocultural and political theory, particularly that building on Foucault's writings on subjectivity, embodiment and power relations. The author examines the implications of the new social theories for the study of health promotion and health communication to analyze the symbolic nature of public health practices, and explores their underlying meanings and assumptions.
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1997.
Copyright Date: ©1995
ISBN: 9781446265840
Characteristics: 1 online resource (181 pages)
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc

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