Against Health How Health Became the New Morality

ISBN-10: 0814795935

ISBN-13: 9780814795934

Edition: 2010

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Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 11/23/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 226
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902

Jonathan M. Metzl is Associate Professor in the Women’s Studies Department and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, where he also directs the program in culture, Health, and medicine. He is the author of Prozac on the Couch: Prescribing Gender in the Era of Wonder Drugs and Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease.

Introduction: Why �Against Health�?
What Is Health, Anyway?
What Is Health and How Do You Get It?
Risky Bigness: On Obesity, Eating, and the Ambiguity of �Health�
Against Global Health? Arbitrating Science, Non-Science, and Nonsense through Health
Seeing Health through Morality
The Social Immorality of Health in the Gene Age: Race, Disability, and Inequality
Fat Panic and the New Morality
Against Breastfeeding (Sometimes)
Making Health and Disease
Pharmaceutical Propaganda
The Strangely Passive-Aggressive History of Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder
Obsession: Against Mental Health
Atomic Health, or How The Bomb Altered American Notions of Death
Pleasure and Pain after Health
How Much Sex Is Healthy? The Pleasures of Asexuality
Be Prepared
In the Name of Pain
Conclusion: What Next?
About the Contributors
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