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The Resource Against health : how health became the new morality, Jonathan M. Metzl and Anna Kirkland, editors

Against health : how health became the new morality, Jonathan M. Metzl and Anna Kirkland, editors

Label
Against health : how health became the new morality
Title
Against health
Title remainder
how health became the new morality
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan M. Metzl and Anna Kirkland, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Against Health argues that health is a concept, a norm, and a set of bodily practices whose ideological work is often rendered invisible by the assumption that it is a monolithic universal good, and that disparities in the incidence and prevalence of disease are closely linked to disparities in income and social support. The book's stand against health is not a stand against the authenticity of people's attempts to ward off suffering. Against Health instead claims that individual strivings for health are, in some instances, rendered more difficult by the ways in which health is culturally configured and socially sustained. The authors unpack the divergent cultural meanings of health and explore the ideologies involved in its construction, presenting strategies for moving forward and developing deeper, more productive, and indeed healthier interactions about our bodies. Jonathan M. Metzl is Associate Professor in the Women's Studies Department and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, where he also directs the Program in Culture, Health, and Medicine. Anna Kirkland is Associate Professor of Women's Studies and Political Science at the University of Michigan."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 362.1
  • 306.461
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RA418
LC item number
.A53 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2010 M-311
  • WA 31
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Metzl, Jonathan
  • Kirkland, Anna
Series statement
Biopolitics, medicine, technoscience, and health in the 21st century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Health
  • Medical ethics
  • Health services accessibility
  • Social medicine
  • Health
  • Social Medicine
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Health
  • Health services accessibility
  • Medical ethics
  • Social medicine
  • Socialmedicin
  • Medicinsk etik
Label
Against health : how health became the new morality, Jonathan M. Metzl and Anna Kirkland, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why "Against health"? / Jonathan M. Metzl -- What is health and how do you get it? / Richard Klein -- Risky bigness : on obesity, eating, and the ambiguity of "health" / Lauren Berlant -- Against global health? Arbitrating science, non-science and nonsense through health / Vincanne Adams -- Social immorality of health in the gene age : race, disability, and inequality / Dorothy Roberts -- Fat panic and the new morality / Kathleen LeBesco -- Against breastfeeding (sometimes) / Joan B. Wolf -- Pharmaceutical propaganda / Carl Elliott -- Strangely passive-aggressive history of passive-aggressive personality disorder / Christopher Lane -- Obsession : against mental health / Leonard J. Davis -- Atomic health, or how the bomb altered American notions of death / Joseph Masco -- How much sex is healthy? The pleasures of asexuality / Eunjung Kim -- Be prepared / S. Lochlann Jain -- In the name of pain / Tobin Siebers -- What next? / Anna Kirkland
Control code
ocn624031121
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 217 pages
Isbn
9780814795934
Lccn
2010018812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780814795934
  • (OCoLC)624031121
Label
Against health : how health became the new morality, Jonathan M. Metzl and Anna Kirkland, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why "Against health"? / Jonathan M. Metzl -- What is health and how do you get it? / Richard Klein -- Risky bigness : on obesity, eating, and the ambiguity of "health" / Lauren Berlant -- Against global health? Arbitrating science, non-science and nonsense through health / Vincanne Adams -- Social immorality of health in the gene age : race, disability, and inequality / Dorothy Roberts -- Fat panic and the new morality / Kathleen LeBesco -- Against breastfeeding (sometimes) / Joan B. Wolf -- Pharmaceutical propaganda / Carl Elliott -- Strangely passive-aggressive history of passive-aggressive personality disorder / Christopher Lane -- Obsession : against mental health / Leonard J. Davis -- Atomic health, or how the bomb altered American notions of death / Joseph Masco -- How much sex is healthy? The pleasures of asexuality / Eunjung Kim -- Be prepared / S. Lochlann Jain -- In the name of pain / Tobin Siebers -- What next? / Anna Kirkland
Control code
ocn624031121
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 217 pages
Isbn
9780814795934
Lccn
2010018812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780814795934
  • (OCoLC)624031121

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