Governing Health and Consumption

Governing Health and Consumption

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Governing Health and Consumption critically explores the urban governance of healthy lifestyles and the contemporary problematizations of the obesity, sedentarism and alcohol qepidemics.q Using both US and UK case studies to shed light on the complex socio-spatial dynamics of responsibilities for health, Clare Herrick argues for an engagement with the construct of qsensibleq behavior at a time of its rising political salience. This book will appeal to sociologists, geographers, anthropologists, and anyone concerned with the governance of health and lifestyle.There are also problems in defining a#39;neighbourhooda#39;, which has been of particular concern to both geographers and sociologists (Cummins 2007; Cummins et al 2007; Matthews 2008). While studies often rely on administrative (and surveyanbsp;...

Title:Governing Health and Consumption
Author:Clare Herrick
Publisher:Policy Press - 2011


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