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Author Joao, Susan
Title Regulating the diseased society: Power and moral regulaton in public health discourse
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Descript 105 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 45-06, page: 2917
Thesis (M.A.)--Carleton University (Canada), 2007
This thesis will highlight the theoretical underpinnings of the work of authors such as Deborah Lupton, Alan Hunt, Allan Brandt and Paul Rozin who analyze public health ideologies, practices and measures. A conceptual framework will be developed that will help explore and analyze the social, moral and political dimensions within current public health ideologies and discourse. Foucault's power/knowledge model as well as other concepts, such as risk, health, disease and governance, will be discussed in detail in order to understand the complicated relationship between morality, power and public health. Using historical and current accounts of epidemics, illness and disease as examples of political decision making and governing, it is argued that in light of these analyses, further reflection is needed when developing policies, discourse, programs and laws surrounding public health
School code: 0040
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 45-06
Subject Law
Health Sciences, Public Health
Alt Author Carleton University (Canada)
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