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The New Public Health

The New Public Health
Discourses, Knowledges, Strategies

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Public Health | Social Policy

December 1996 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Achieving good health is one of the major concerns of contemporary societies. Everyone is now called upon to play their part in creating a "healthier" and "more ecologically sustainable" environment through attention to lifestyle and involvement in collective efforts to manage risk. These strategies are the mainstay of the so-called "new public health." Alan Petersen and Deborah 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 the other. They also explore the implications of the modernist belief in the power of science and the ability of experts to solve problems through the rational administrative means that underpin the strategies and rhetoric of the new public health. Providing a new viewpoint to a highly debated issue, The New Public Health will stimulate discussion for those interested in the fields of public health and health promotion, social policy, sociology of health, and nursing.
The New Public Health
A New Morality?

Governing by Numbers

The `Healthy' Citizen
Risk Discourse and `the Environment'
The `Healthy' City
The Duty to Participate

`I found the book provocative and well worth reading' - Public Health Reports

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Alan Petersen

Professor Alan Petersen believes a lack of effective community consultation over the development and use of new technologies undermines Australia's democratic system. The leading sociologist wants the broader population to begin to seriously consider how we want our future shaped. Alan is at the forefront of debate over the connection and communication between science and publics. As an author, researcher and policy adviser in Australia and Britain he has studied the ways science and technology shape our everyday lives for more than 20 years.... More About Author

Deborah Lupton

Deborah Lupton is SHARP professor in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney, working in the Center for Social Research in Health and the Social Policy Research Center and leading the Vitalities Lab. She is the author/co-author of 17 books, the latest of which are Digital Sociology (Routledge, 2015), The Quantified Self (Polity, 2016), Digital Health (Routledge, 2017), Fat, 2nd edition (Routledge, 2018), and Data Selves (Polity, 2019). She is a fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and holds an honorary doctor of social science degree awarded by the University of Copenhagen. More About Author

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