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Against Health : How Health Became the New Morality.

By: Metzl, Jonathan M.
Contributor(s): Kirkland, Anna.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Biopolitics: Medicine, Technoscience, and Health in the Twenty-first Century: Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (228 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780814759639; 0814759637.Subject(s): Health -- Moral and ethical aspects | Medical ethics | Health services accessibility | Social medicineAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Against Health : How Health Became the New Morality.DDC classification: 362.1 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: Why "Against Health"?; PART I: What Is Health, Anyway?; 2 What Is Health and How Do You Get It?; 3 Risky Bigness: On Obesity, Eating, and the Ambiguity of "Health"; 4 Against Global Health? Arbitrating Science, Non-Science, and Nonsense through Health; PART II: Seeing Health through Morality; 5 The Social Immorality of Health in the Gene Age: Race, Disability, and Inequality; 6 Fat Panic and the New Morality; 7 Against Breastfeeding (Sometimes); PART III: Making Health and Disease; 8 Pharmaceutical Propaganda.
9 The Strangely Passive-Aggressive History of Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder10 Obsession: Against Mental Health; 11 Atomic Health, or How The Bomb Altered American Notions of Death; PART IV: Pleasure and Pain after Health; 12 How Much Sex Is Healthy? The Pleasures of Asexuality; 13 Be Prepared; 14 In the Name of Pain; 15 Conclusion: What Next?; About the Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.
Summary: You see someone smoking a cigarette and say, "Smoking is bad for your health," when what you mean is, "You are a bad person because you smoke." You encounter someone whose body size you deem excessive, and say, "Obesity is bad for your health," when what you mean is, "You are lazy, unsightly, or weak of will." You see a woman bottle-feeding an infant and say, "Breastfeeding is better for that child's health," when what you mean is that the woman must be a bad parent. You see the smokers, the overeaters, the bottle-feeders, and affirm your own health in the process. In these and countless other i.
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Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: Why "Against Health"?; PART I: What Is Health, Anyway?; 2 What Is Health and How Do You Get It?; 3 Risky Bigness: On Obesity, Eating, and the Ambiguity of "Health"; 4 Against Global Health? Arbitrating Science, Non-Science, and Nonsense through Health; PART II: Seeing Health through Morality; 5 The Social Immorality of Health in the Gene Age: Race, Disability, and Inequality; 6 Fat Panic and the New Morality; 7 Against Breastfeeding (Sometimes); PART III: Making Health and Disease; 8 Pharmaceutical Propaganda.

9 The Strangely Passive-Aggressive History of Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder10 Obsession: Against Mental Health; 11 Atomic Health, or How The Bomb Altered American Notions of Death; PART IV: Pleasure and Pain after Health; 12 How Much Sex Is Healthy? The Pleasures of Asexuality; 13 Be Prepared; 14 In the Name of Pain; 15 Conclusion: What Next?; About the Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.

You see someone smoking a cigarette and say, "Smoking is bad for your health," when what you mean is, "You are a bad person because you smoke." You encounter someone whose body size you deem excessive, and say, "Obesity is bad for your health," when what you mean is, "You are lazy, unsightly, or weak of will." You see a woman bottle-feeding an infant and say, "Breastfeeding is better for that child's health," when what you mean is that the woman must be a bad parent. You see the smokers, the overeaters, the bottle-feeders, and affirm your own health in the process. In these and countless other i.

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Jonathan M. Metzl (Editor) <br> Jonathan M. Metzl is the Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry, and the Director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University. His books include The Protest Psychosis , Prozac on the Couch , Against Health: How Health Became the New Morality and, most recently, Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America's Heartland .<br> <br> Anna Kirkland (Editor) <br> Anna Kirkland is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Professor of Women's Studies and Political Science at the University of Michigan.<br> <br>

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