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The Sociology of Health Promotion : Critical Analyses of Consumption, Lifestyle and Risk - Robin Bunton

The Sociology of Health Promotion

Critical Analyses of Consumption, Lifestyle and Risk

By: Robin Bunton (Editor), Roger Burrows (Editor), Sarah Nettleton (Editor)

Paperback Published: 3rd August 1995
ISBN: 9780415116473
Number Of Pages: 264

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"The Sociology of Health Promotion" offers analyses of contemporary public health policy, lifestyle, consumption, risk and health. It also examines socio-political critiques of health promotion and reflects upon their implications for policy and practice. Topics include: the institutional emergence of health promotion at both global and national levels; issues of gender and race in health promotion; accidents and the risk of society; smoking; HIV and AIDS; aging; and the body and health related consumption. A key theme of the collection is that health promotion is emblematic of wider socio-cultural changes such as the demise of institutional forms of welfare and social control, a blurring of "expert" and lay knowledge, a heightened collective perception of uncontainable risks, and a shift to a consumer rather than a producer driven economy.

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"The book makes fascinating reading--not because it offers a complete discourse on health promotion from a sociological perpsective, but more because it brings together all the facts and follies, all the reational arguments and the prejudices, and all of the inconsistencies of some of the policies advanced in the name of health promotion, together with the arguments used by those who have shaped the ideological debate on the health promotion movement.... Th is book offers a sound bais on whihc to reassess thge current position of health promotion.." -"Lnacelot

Sociology and Health Promotion: Health, Risk and Consumption
The Institutional Context of Health Promotion
Health Promotion: Rhetoric and Reality
From Alma Ata to Asda - and Beyond: The Transition in Health Promotion from Commodity to Control
Socio-Political Critiques of Health Promotion
Sociological Critiques of Health Promotion
Feminist Critiques of Health Promotion
Race and Health Promotion
The Modern and the Postmodern in Health Promotion
The Baby and the Bath Water: Examining Socio-Cultural and Free-Market Critiques of Health Promotion
Knowledge, Risk and Health Promotion
The Development of a Scientific Fact: the Case of Passive Smoking
Accidents and the Risk Society: Some Problems with Prevention
Chance and Modernity: Accidents as a Public Health Problem
'London Dentist in HIV Scare': HIV and Dentistry in Popular Discourse
Health Promotion, Consumption and Livestyle
In the Name of Health
Positive Ageing: What is the Message?
Health and Life-Style: A Critical Mess?
Consumption and Health in the 'Epidemiological' Clinic of Late Modern Medicine
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ISBN: 9780415116473
ISBN-10: 0415116473
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 3rd August 1995
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1

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