The New Public Health: Discourses, Knowledges, Strategies

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SAGE, 1996 - Social Science - 208 pages
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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 administrative means that underpin the strategies and rhetoric of the new public health.

  

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Contents

governing by numbers
27
The healthy citizen
61
Risk discourse and the environment
89
The healthy city
120
The duty to participate
146
Conclusion
174
Index
199
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Deborah Lupton is an independent sociologist. She was formerly Professor of Sociology and Cultural Studies at Charles Sturt University, Australia.

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