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Health, Technology and Society

Configuring Health Consumers

Health Work and the Imperative of Personal Responsibility

Editors: Harris, R., Wathen, N., Wyatt, S. (Eds.)

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This book explore assumptions underpinning contemporary health policy discourses that emphasize personal responsibility for health, consider how they attach to changing information technologies, and discuss their influence on emerging forms of health 'work'.

About the authors

SAMANTHA ADAMS is Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Medical Centre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands LUCY APHRAMOR is Honorary Research Fellow in the Applied Research Centre in Health and Lifestyle Interventions, Coventry University, UK MARIA BAKARDJIEVA is Professor and Division Head, Communication, Faculty of Communication and Culture, University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada LESLIE BELLA is Honorary Research Professor in the School of Social Work, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada LESLIE CARLIN is a Research Fellow in Primary Care and Public Health, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK JACQUI GINGRAS is Assistant Professor in the School of Nutrition at Ryerson University in Toronto and a Registered Dietitian with the College of Dietitians of Ontario, Canada MAYA GOLDENBERG is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Bachelor of Arts and Science Program, University of Guelph, Canada ELIZABETH GUY is Senior Lecturer in Digital Media in the School of Computing, Mathematical and Information Sciences, University of Brighton, UK FLIS HENWOOD is Professor of Social Informatics in the School of Computing, Mathematical and Information Sciences, University of Brighton, UK AUDREY MARSHALL is Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing, Mathematical and Information Sciences and a member of the Social Informatics Research Unit, University of Brighton, UK CLARE MOYNIHAN is a Medical Sociologist and Senior Research Fellow and Research Associate at the Institute of Cancer Research and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, UK PÄR SALANDER is Professor in the Department of Social Work, Umeå University, Sweden PETER SALMON is Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Liverpool, UK HELEN SMITH is Professor of Primary Care at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK PHILIPPA SPOEL is Associate Professor of English at Laurentian University, Canada TIFFANY VEINOT is Assistant Professor in the School of Information, with a cross-appointment at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, USA CORINNE WEISGERBER is Assistant Professor of Communication at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, USA SARAH WILCOX is Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Sarah Lawrence College in New York, USA

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'The vignettes of research here are important and timely and will offer some useful entry points for students and scholars seeking to get a flavour of some key debates in current medical sociology.' - Sociology of Health & Illness


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Health(y) Citizenship: Technology, Work and Narratives of Responsibility

    Pages 1-10

    Wyatt, Sally (et al.)

  • In Sickness and in Health: Public and Private Responsibility for Health Care from Bismarck to Obama

    Pages 13-29

    Bella, Leslie

  • Power to the Patient? A Critical Examination of Patient Empowerment Discourses

    Pages 30-41

    Veinot, Tiffany

  • Lay Knowledge: The Missing Middle of the Expertise Debates

    Pages 45-64

    Wilcox, Sarah

  • The Rhetorical Work of Informed Choice in Midwifery: Situated Knowledges and the Negotiation of Health Care Decisions

    Pages 65-81

    Spoel, Philippa

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Configuring Health Consumers
Book Subtitle
Health Work and the Imperative of Personal Responsibility
Editors
  • R. Harris
  • N. Wathen
  • S. Wyatt
Series Title
Health, Technology and Society
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-29254-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230292543
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-25196-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32158-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 267
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