Health and Wellbeing: A Reader - Alan Beattie; Marjorie Gott; Linda Jones; Moyra Sidell;Palgrave Macmillan, 1994, Paperback.
Condition: Good. A reasonable reading copy only. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Light reading creases to the spine. Text bright and tight.
Reprint . From the cover: “This volume chronicles a growing debate about health and wellbeing. Some new voices speak for lay experiences and values. Other new voices are health professionals seeking to challenge dominant medical perspectives from within.
Competing perspectives on health are shown in familiar areas of everyday life, focusing on the body, the home and the workplace. Conflicts about health are revealed in wider debates in social planning and policy-making, specifically in the marketing of lifestyles and in transport policies. Speculations on ‘alternative futures’ give us new horizons for health and show that prospects for health are bound up with political, economic and cultural wellbeing.
The book has been developed as a reader to accompany a new Open University second-level course, Health and Wellbeing. It will be an invaluable resource for all those engaged in health and welfare work, as professionals, students, volunteers or campaigners.”
Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 322 pages.