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Production, Reproduction and Consumption

  • Ellen AnnandaleEmail author
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Abstract

To address the global production of health inequalities, data on life expectancies are explored in the context of neoliberal governance since the 1980s ‘Lifestyle behaviours’ in Eastern Europe are explored as a study of how swift the impact of socio-economic change can be on health. Next, health identities and the ‘consumption’ and ‘reproduction’ of health are considered along with associations between health, (bio)capital and the governance of health in the milieu of prevailing individual lifestyle explanations for illness and ‘mHealth’ (mobile health technologies). The global organ trade helps delve into health expectations and achievements of health through consumption. Focusing on human reproduction, ‘biogenetic trade’ and global ‘reproscapes’, ‘egg donation’ and commercial surrogacy are taken as case examples.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of YorkYorkUK

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