Palladino, Paolo (2001) Discourses of Smoking, Health, and the Just Society:Yesterday, Today, and the Return of the Same? Social history of medicine, 14 (2). pp. 313-335. ISSN 0951-631XFull text not available from this repository.
This paper locates the political impact of Bernie Ecclestone's controversial donation to the Labour Party, just before its election to government in 1997, in a recurrent concern among British socialists about the relationship between smoking, health, and the just society. It does so by turning to an earlier episode in the history of British socialism, specifically to Horace Joules' political agitation from 1951 onward, within the Socialist Medical Association, advisory committees to the Ministry of Health, and the British popular and medical press, for government action against smoking. The argument is that the association of concerns over smoking, health and the making of a just society is rooted in aspirations to Christian community that were and continue to be fundamentally important in the development of British socialism. Smoking has been viewed and continues to be viewed as incompatible with this understanding of community because it is the ultimate consumer good, refractory to any discourse of utility and responsibility.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Social history of medicine|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||smoking ; tobacco ; social medicine ; socialism ; New Labour ; Great Britain|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > History|
|Deposited By:||Mr Richard Ingham|
|Deposited On:||07 Oct 2008 15:49|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 15:11|
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