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dc.contributor.authorHenderson, Julie Anne
dc.contributor.authorHenderson, Julie Anne
dc.contributor.authorWard, Paul Russell
dc.contributor.authorCoveney, John David
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Anne
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-16T02:42:44Z
dc.date.available2012-05-16T02:42:44Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationHenderson, J.A., Ward, P.R., Coveney, J.D., & Taylor, A., 2009. 'Health is the number one thing we go for': healthism, citizenship and food choice. The Future of Sociology. 2009 Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association, 1-14.en
dc.identifier.isbn978-000000000
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/26028
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the centrality of pursuit of health to discourse around food purchasing and eating behaviours. Forty-seven participants from metropolitan and rural South Australia were interviewed about how they decided what to purchase and to eat. The majority (n=39) cite the desire to eat healthily as a consideration in food purchasing. Participants reflect upon a personal and moral responsibility to eat well and to feed their family healthily, a duty that is supported by models of governance which favour personal responsibility for health. While all participants reflect upon this responsibility, it is rejected by a group of males on limited incomes who choose food on the basis of cost, taste, convenience and lack of trust in the health care system. The existence of a moral discourse around food is viewed as an example of healthism in which health is central to all aspects of life and self discipline a means to achieving health.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe Australian Sociological Associationen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectFooden
dc.subjectFamilyen
dc.subjectCitizenshipen
dc.title'Health is the number one thing we go for': healthism, citizenship and food choiceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.rmid2006013528
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupCoveney, John David: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8237-0248en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupHenderson, Julie Anne: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8697-5460en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupWard, Paul Russell: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5559-9714en_US


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