The Resource The cult and science of public health : a sociological investigation, Kevin Dew, (electronic resource)

The cult and science of public health : a sociological investigation, Kevin Dew, (electronic resource)

Label
The cult and science of public health : a sociological investigation
Title
The cult and science of public health
Title remainder
a sociological investigation
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Dew
Creator
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In contemporary manifestations of public health rituals and events, people are being increasingly united around what they hold in common--their material being and humanity. As a cult of humanity, public health provides a moral force in society that replaces 'traditional' religions in times of great diversity or heterogeneity of peoples, activities and desires. This is in contrast to public health's foundation in science, particularly the science of epidemiology. The rigid rules of 'scientific evidence' used to determine the cause of illness and disease can work against the most vulnerable in society by putting sectors of the population, such as underrepresented workers, at a disadvantage. This study focuses on this tension between traditional science and the changing vision articulated within public health (and across many disciplines) that calls for a collective response to uncontrolled capitalism and unremitting globalization, and to the way in which health inequalities and their association with social inequalities provides a political rhetoric that calls for a new redistributive social programme. Drawing on decades of research, the author argues that public health is both a cult and a science of contemporary society."--Publisher
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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Dew, Kevin
Dewey number
362.1
Index
index present
LC call number
RA418
LC item number
.D493 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
ebrary
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public health
  • Medical policy
  • Health services accessibility
  • Health attitudes
  • Social Medicine
  • Sociology, Medical
  • Attitude to Health
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health
Label
The cult and science of public health : a sociological investigation, Kevin Dew, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
black and white
Contents
Introduction: public health theories and theorizing public health -- Myths, morality and modern public health -- The politics of public health -- Health promotion settings and health hostile environments -- Public health and health professionals -- The political use of public health -- Public health campaigns -- The cult of health and its rituals
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource ( 179 p.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857453402
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
other
Stock number
99956476843
System control number
(NhCcYBP)7266635
Label
The cult and science of public health : a sociological investigation, Kevin Dew, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
black and white
Contents
Introduction: public health theories and theorizing public health -- Myths, morality and modern public health -- The politics of public health -- Health promotion settings and health hostile environments -- Public health and health professionals -- The political use of public health -- Public health campaigns -- The cult of health and its rituals
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource ( 179 p.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857453402
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
other
Stock number
99956476843
System control number
(NhCcYBP)7266635

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