The New Public Health: Health and Self in the Age of Risk
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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The New Public Health: Discourses, Knowledges, Strategies
Alan Petersen,Deborah Lupton
Limited preview - 1996
action activities adopted approach areas argued associated assumptions attention authorities become behaviour body causes central century chapter citizens citizenship concept concerns constructed contemporary context continuing countries cultural death defined described directed discourses discussions disease dominant economic effects emerged emphasis engage environment environmental epidemiological example experts fact factors focus forms global goals groups health promotion Healthy Cities human identified identity implications important individuals interests involving knowledge largely linked living means moral movement nature notion objectives organic participation particular physical planning political population position practices present problems processes production public health rational regulation relation relationship represented responsibility result risk role scientific seek seen sexual social society space strategies suggested tend term theory understanding urban Western women