The Sociology of Health Promotion: Critical Analyses of Consumption, Lifestyle, and Risk


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.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Roger Burrows
  • Sarah Nettleton
  • Robin Bunton
  • Richard Parish
  • Laurann Yen
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1995