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Conceptualising public health : historical and contemporary struggles over key concepts/ edited by Johannes Kananen, Sophy Bergenheim, Merle Wessel.

Contributor(s): Kananen, Johannes, editor. | Bergenheim, Sophy, editor. | Wessel, Merle, editor.
Call number: RA425 C7736 2018 Material type: TextTextSeries: Routledge studies in public health.: Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.Description: xiii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm..Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781138036833 hbk. ; 9781315178271 ebk. (Invalid ISBN) Subject(s): Public health -- History. | Public health -- Philosophy.Summary: In Germanic and Nordic languages, the term for 'public health' literally translates to 'people's health', for example Volksgesundheit in German, folkhälsa in Swedish and kansanterveys in Finnish. Covering a period stretching from the late nineteenth century to the present day, this book discusses how understandings and meanings of public health have developed in their political and social context, identifying ruptures and redefinitions in its conceptualisation. It analyses the multifaceted and interactive rhetorical play through which key concepts have been used as political tools, on the one hand, and shaped the understanding and operating environment of public health, on the other. Focusing on the blurred boundaries between the social and the medico-scientific realms, from social hygiene to population policy, Conceptualising Public Health explores the sometimes contradictory and paradoxical normative aims associated with the promotion of public health -- Provided by the publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

In Germanic and Nordic languages, the term for 'public health' literally translates to 'people's health', for example Volksgesundheit in German, folkhälsa in Swedish and kansanterveys in Finnish. Covering a period stretching from the late nineteenth century to the present day, this book discusses how understandings and meanings of public health have developed in their political and social context, identifying ruptures and redefinitions in its conceptualisation. It analyses the multifaceted and interactive rhetorical play through which key concepts have been used as political tools, on the one hand, and shaped the understanding and operating environment of public health, on the other. Focusing on the blurred boundaries between the social and the medico-scientific realms, from social hygiene to population policy, Conceptualising Public Health explores the sometimes contradictory and paradoxical normative aims associated with the promotion of public health -- Provided by the publisher.

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