Configuring Health Consumers

Health Work and the Imperative of Personal Responsibility

  • Roma Harris
  • Nadine Wathen
  • Sally Wyatt

Part of the Health, Technology and Society book series (HTE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Health(y) Citizenship: Technology, Work and Narratives of Responsibility

    1. Sally Wyatt, Roma Harris, Nadine Wathen
      Pages 1-10
  3. Part I

  4. Part II

  5. Part III

  6. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Flis Henwood, Leslie Carlin, Elizabeth S. Guy, Audrey M. Marshall, Helen Smith
      Pages 194-210
    3. Roma Harris, Nadine Wathen, Sally Wyatt
      Pages 211-224
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 225-267

About this book


This book explore assumptions underpinning contemporary health policy discourses that emphasize personal responsibility for health, consider how they attach to changing information technologies, and discuss their influence on emerging forms of health 'work'.


autonomy cancer care communication community health health care health policy healthcare Internet Nation obesity

Editors and affiliations

  • Roma Harris
    • 1
  • Nadine Wathen
    • 1
  • Sally Wyatt
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of Western OntarioCanada
  2. 2.Virtual Knowledge StudioRoyal Academy for Arts & SciencesThe Netherlands

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