The Imperative of Health: Public Health and the Regulated Body

The Imperative of Health: Public Health and the Regulated Body
Author: Deborah Lupton
Language English
Pages: 192
ISBN10: 0803979363
Genre: Uncategorized
Goodreads Rating: 4.10
ISBN13: 9780803979369
Published: August 15th 1995 by 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.