The Sociology of Health Promotion: Critical Analyses of Consumption, Lifestyle and Risk, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Sociology of Health Promotion

Critical Analyses of Consumption, Lifestyle and Risk, 1st Edition

Edited by Robin Bunton, Roger Burrows, Sarah Nettleton


264 pages

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Promotion of health has become a central feature of health policy at local, national and international levels, forming part of global health initiatives such as those endorsed by the World Health Organisation. The issues examined in The Sociology of Health Promotion include sociology of risk, the body, consumption, processes of surveillance and normalisation and considerations relating to race and gender in the implementation of health programmes. It will be invaluable reading for students, health promoters, public health doctors and academics.


'As the first book devoted to the sociology of health promotion, this is an important collection.' - Sociology of Health and Illness

'lively, provocative and insightful' - Health Matters

Table of Contents

Bruce Charlton, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Charlie Davison, University of Glasgow; George Davey Smith, University of Bristol; Norma Daykin, University of the West of England; Jenny Douglas, Sandwell, Birmingham; Barry Glassner, University of California, Los Angeles; Judith Green, South Bank University, London; Mike Hepworth, University of Aberdeen; Peter Jackson, University of Teesside; Michael Kelly, University of Greenwich, London; Jennie Naidoo, University of the West of England; Martin O'Brien, University of Surrey; Richard Parish, University of Hull and Humberside College of Health; Lindsay Prior, University of Ulster; Nicki Thorogood, Guy's Dental School, London; Laurenn Yen, City and East London Family and Community Health Services

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Public Health
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues