Governing Health and Consumption
Sensible Citizens, Behaviour and the City
Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol
Governing Health and Consumption critically explores the urban governance of healthy lifestyles and the contemporary problematizations of the obesity, sedentarism and alcohol "epidemics." Using both US and UK case studies to shed light on the complex socio-spatial dynamics of responsibilities for health, Clare Herrick argues for an engagement with the construct of "sensible" behavior at a time of its rising political salience. This book will appeal to sociologists, geographers, anthropologists, and anyone concerned with the governance of health and lifestyle.