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

Paperback | August 25, 1995

byRobin BuntonEditorRoger Burrows, Sarah Nettleton

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Promotion of health has become a central feature of health policy at local, national and international levels, forming part of global health initiatives such as those endorsed by the World Health Organisation. The issues examined inThe Sociology of Health Promotioninclude sociology of risk, the body, consumption, processes of surveillance and normalisation and considerations relating to race and gender in the implementation of health programmes. It will be invaluable reading for students, health promoters, public health doctors and academics.

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Promotion of health has become a central feature of health policy at local, national and international levels, forming part of global health initiatives such as those endorsed by the World Health Organisation. The issues examined inThe Sociology of Health Promotioninclude sociology of risk, the body, consumption, processes of surveilla...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:August 25, 1995Publisher:Routledge

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ISBN - 10:0415116473

ISBN - 13:9780415116473

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Table of Contents

Bruce Charlton, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne;Charlie Davison, University of Glasgow;George Davey Smith, University of Bristol;Norma Daykin, University of the West of England;Jenny Douglas, Sandwell, Birmingham;Barry Glassner, University of California, Los Angeles;Judith Green, South Bank University, London;Mike Hepworth, University of Aberdeen;Peter Jackson, University of Teesside;Michael Kelly, University of Greenwich, London;Jennie Naidoo, University of the West of England;Martin O'Brien, University of Surrey;Richard Parish, University of Hull and Humberside College of Health;Lindsay Prior, University of Ulster;Nicki Thorogood, Guy's Dental School, London;Laurenn Yen, City and East London Family and Community Health Services

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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