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The Cult and Science of Public Health: A Sociological Investigation

Berghahn Books
Publication date: February 2012
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In contemporary manifestations of public health rituals and events, people are being increasingly united around what they hold in common-their material being and humanity. As a cult of humanity, public health provides a moral force in society that replaces 'traditional' religions in times of great diversity or heterogeneity of peoples, activities and desires. This is in contrast to public health's foundation in science, particularly the science of epidemiology. The rigid rules of 'scientific evidence' used to determine the cause of illness and disease can work against the most vulnerable in society by putting sectors of the population, such as underrepresented workers, at a disadvantage. This study focuses on this tension between traditional science and the changing vision articulated within public health (and across many disciplines) that calls for a collective response to uncontrolled capitalism and unremitting globalization, and to the way in which health inequalities and their association with social inequalities provides a political rhetoric that calls for a new redistributive social programme. Drawing on decades of research, the author argues that public health is both a cult and a science of contemporary society.

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The Cult and Science of Public Health: A Sociological Investigation PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Kevin Dew
Berghahn Books, February 2012
ISBN: 9780857453402
EAN:  2370007147625
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $27.95 eBook price: $25.99
The Cult and Science of Public Health: A Sociological Investigation ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Kevin Dew
Berghahn Books, February 2012
ISBN: 9780857453402
EAN:  9780857453402
ePub (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $27.95 eBook price: $25.99