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The Imperative of Health

The Imperative of Health
Public Health and the Regulated Body

June 1995 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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.
Governing the Masses
The Emergence of the Public Health Movement

Technologies of Health
Contemporary Health Promotion and Public Health

Taming Uncertainty
Risk Discourse and Diagnostic Testing

Communicating Health
The Mass Media and Advertising in Health Promotion

Bodies, Pleasures and the Practices of the Self

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