By Saras Henderson, Alan Petersen
In our post-welfare society, wellbeing and fitness is more and more considered as a commodity and people are outlined as 'health care consumers'. even as, the inspiration that the nation may still take care of the health and wellbeing of its electorate is being changed by means of an expectation that voters may still play a extra energetic position in taking care of themselves. those advancements are in no way uncontentious. eating healthiness explores the varied meanings and functions of the time period 'consumer' within the box of well-being care and the results for policy-making, wellbeing and fitness care supply and reports of overall healthiness care. individuals are recognized leading edge researchers and academics from the Australia, the united kingdom and Canada. among them they conceal a variety of issues - from the medicalisation of the menopause to the participation of client teams within the nationwide coverage strategy - to create an unique and thought-provoking textual content for college students and practitioners within the box of wellbeing and fitness care.
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23 The ideal bodies of models (in photos that seem to call attention to being computer enhanced) do invite consumers to websites. But cosmetic surgery websites show few ideal bodies; because the pin-up image of the woman’s body that serves as a link to different surgical services (by clicking on part of her) is such an exception that most viewers will probably see it as a joke. 6 The extreme clinical detail of these images gives bodies a new literalness, not a fantasy perfection. One effect of the accumulated fragmentation is to efface any referent – natural or ideal – of a whole body.
Of course, public and private institutions anticipate this possibility and develop apparatuses of governance which discipline subjects, maintain order and manage the risk of patient ‘non-compliance’. Bureaucratic rules, regulations, codes of practice and contracts serve this function by establishing the conditions and parameters for order in public and private institutions. For example, poor claimants who depend on the government for income support must satisfy a number of prescribed duties and obligations, such as undertaking and documenting job search activity tests, participating in programmes that prepare them for work, and so on, before receiving help.
1999) Confessions of a Medical Man: An Essay in Popular Philosophy, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Veblen, T. ( 1953) The Theory of the Leisure Class, New York: Mentor. Weber, M. (1958) From Max Weber, H. W. Mills (eds), New York: Oxford University Press. Wernick, A. (1991) Promotional Culture: Advertising, Ideology, and Symbolic Expression, London: Sage. Chapter 2 Fabricating ‘health consumers’ in health care politics Rob Irvine The category ‘consumer’ has developed through historical conditions to the point that it now features prominently not only within the sphere of private market relations but within wider areas of public life, from health, education, welfare, to law and politics.
Consuming Health: The Commodification of Health Care by Saras Henderson, Alan Petersen