Governing the healthy body: Discourses of leisure and lifestyle within Australian health policy

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Title Governing the healthy body: Discourses of leisure and lifestyle within Australian health policy
Author Fullagar, Simone Patricia
Journal Name Health: An interdisciplinary journal for the social study of health, illness and medicine
Year Published 2002
Place of publication London
Publisher Sage
Abstract In the past 30 years there have been significant shifts in the way Australian public health policy has problematized the role of leisure, recreation and physical activity in relation to the WHO identification of lifestyle disease risks to individual and social wellbeing. This article offers a cultural analysis of the way discourses of leisure and healthy lifestyles have been produced through the governmental objectives of health policy and promotion aimed at the body (Foucault, 1991; Rose, 1999). Two campaigns (1970's Life be in it! and 1990's Active Australia) are examined in relation to the rationalities and ethics through which individuals are encouraged to govern their own healthy lifestyle practices in the name of freedom.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://hea.sagepub.com/
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/136345930200600104
Volume 6
Issue Number 1
Page from 69
Page to 84
ISSN 13634593
Date Accessioned 2006-06-23
Date Available 2009-11-18T05:32:52Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Public Health and Health Services; PRE2009-Recreation and Leisure Studies; PRE2009-Sociology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/16848
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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