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Everywhere and nowhere : locating and understanding the "new" public health.

MacKian, Sara and Elliott, Heather and Busby, Helen and Popay, Jennie (2003) Everywhere and nowhere : locating and understanding the "new" public health. Health and Place, 9 (3). pp. 219-229. ISSN 1353-8292

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Abstract

Public health was recently described as being ‘everywhere and nowhere’ (Br. Med.J. 319(7213)(1999)839). This image captures the idea that public health is shaped by a range of social, environmental and physiological influences, and that these are mapped across the activities and practices of a range of players. It also suggests it is difficult to capture the spaces of public health. This paper explores how theoretical and methodological developments in the social sciences, in particular ideas around reflexive modernisation, can help us to read the complex terrain of public health policy and practice, and visualise these spaces more clearly.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Health and Place
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mapping ; Public health ; Policy ; Practice ; Reflexive communities
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 13317
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 16 Sep 2008 11:37
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 16:09
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/13317

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