Week 1: What is health? (July 31)
Klein, Richard (2010) ‘What is Health and How Do You Get it?’ in Metzl, Jonathan & Anna Kirkland (eds.) Against Health: How Health Became the New Morality, New York: NYUP, pp.15-25.
Cheek, Julianne (2008) “Healthism: A New Conservatism” Qualitative Health Research, Volume 18 Number 7 July 2008 974-982
Week 2: Medicalisation and demedicalisation (August 7)
Conrad, Peter & Kristin K. Barker (2010) ‘The Social Construction of Illness: Key Insights and Policy Implications’, Journal of Health & Social Behavior, 51:S, 67-79.
Halfmann, Drew (2011) ‘Recognizing Medicalization and Demedicalization: Discourses, Practices, and Identities’, Health, 16:2, 186-20
Week 3 Biopower (Aug 14)
Rose, Nikolas (2007) “Beyond medicalization” from The Lancet, 24 Feb to 2 Mar Vol 369 Issue 9562 pp.700-702
Foucault, Michel (1980) “The Politics of Health in the Eighteenth Century” in Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Writings 1972 – 1977 (edited by Colin Gordon) New York: Pantheon Books, pp 166 – 182
Week 4 The health consumer (Aug 21)
Tovey, Philip Karl Atkin & Timothy Milewa (2001) The individual and primary care: Service user, reflexive choice maker and collective actor, Critical Public Health, 11:2, 153-166
Topol, Eric (2015) The Patient Will See You Now, New York: Basic pp.3-12, 275-83
Matthews, Nicole & Sunderland Naomi (2017) Listening for Service Improvement in Primary and Acute Health Care Settings in Digital Storytelling in Health and Social Policy: Listening to Marginalised Voices, New York: Routledge, pp.88-121
Week 5 Health Promotion (Aug 28)
Ayo, Nike (2012) Understanding health promotion in a neoliberal climate and the making of health conscious citizens, Critical Public Health, 22:1, 99-105
Hallin, Daniel and Briggs, Charles (2015) “Transcending the medical/ media opposition in research on news coverage of health and medicine” Media, Culture & Society 2015, Vol. 37(1) 85–100
Week 6 Risk (Sept 4)
Diprose, Rosalind (2008) “Biopolitical technologies of prevention” Health Sociology Review 17(2) 141-50
Nelson, Alison L., Doune Macdonald & Rebecca Abbott (2012) ‘A risky business? Health and physical activity from the perspectives of urban Australian Indigenous young people,’ Health, Risk & Society, 14:4, 325-40.
Week 7 Maternity (Sept 11)
Lupton, Deborah (2012) ‘”Precious Cargo”: foetal subjects, risk and reproductive citizenship,’ Critical Public Health, 329-40.
Macvarish, Jan (2010) ‘The effect of ‘risk-thinking’ on the contemporary construction of teenage motherhood’, Health, Risk & Society, 12:4, 313-322
MID SEMESTER BREAK
Week 8 Masculinity (Oct 2)
Note: due to public holiday there will be no lecture this week. Tutorials will run as usual.
Cranshaw, Paul (2009) ‘Critical Perspectives on the Health of Men: lessons from medical sociology,’ Critical Public Health, 19:3-4, 279-85.
O’Brien, R., K. Hunt & G. Hart (2009) ‘”The average Scottish man has a cigarette hanging out of his mouth, lying there with a portion of chips”: prospects for change in Scottish men’s constructions of masculinity and their health-related beliefs and behaviours’, Critical Public Health, 19:3-4, 363-81.
Week 9 Sex (Oct 9)
Gagnon, Marilou, Jean Daniel Jacob & Dave Holmes (2010) ‘Governing through (in)security: a critical analysis of a fear-based public health campaign’, Critical Public Health, 20:2, 245-56.
Polzer, Jessica C. & Susan Knabe (2012) ‘From Desire to Disease: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and the Medicalization of Nascent Female Sexuality’, Journal of Sex Research, 49:4, 344-52.
Week 10 Essay planning week (16 Oct)
There will be no lecture or tutorial this week. Instead you will be scheduled a 5-10 m meeting with your tutor to discuss your essay plan during the week.
Week 11 Drinking (Oct 23)
Keane, Helen (2009) ‘Intoxication, harm and pleasure: an analysis of the Australian National Alcohol Strategy’, Critical Public Health, 19:2, 135-142
Rebecca Brown & Melissa Gregg (2012) The pedagogy of regret: Facebook, binge drinking and young women, Continuum, 26:3, 357-369
Week 12 Eating (Oct 30)
Deborah Lupton (2015) The pedagogy of disgust: the ethical, moral and
political implications of using disgust in public health campaigns, Critical Public Health, 25:1, 4-14
Schneider, Tanja & Teresa Davis (2010) ‘Fostering a Hunger for Health: Food and the Self in Australian Women’s Weekly’, Health Sociology Review, 19:3, 285-303
Week 13 Revision week (Nov 6)
Final summary lecture. There are no tutorials this week. You will have the opportunity to meet with your tutor if you wish before submission of your essay on Nov 8.