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Moralising geographies: stigma, smoking islands and responsible subjects
As the long-term negative health effects of continued smoking have become more obvious, smoking cessation has become a key focus of government attention across the developed world. Smoking cessationExpand
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Seen and not heard? Text messaging and digital sociality
Mobile phones have invited a number of dystopian understandings, particularly as far as young people are concerned. They have been variously argued to contribute to poor spelling and grammar, disturbExpand
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Responses to health promotion campaigns: resistance, denial and othering
A wide variety of health promotion strategies are employed which are designed to educate members of the public with the ultimate goal of gradual general cultural change and individual behaviourExpand
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Scared straight? Fear-appeal anti-smoking campaigns, risk, self-efficacy and addiction
Smokers are becoming increasingly stigmatised in the contemporary West. Based on a qualitative study in Christchurch, New Zealand, this research aimed to investigate the ways that people respond toExpand
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The role of nursing in governmentality, biopower and population health: family health nursing.
The shift in health care focus towards an emphasis on population health gains via health promotion is now well established. One of the strategies that has been promoted as a means of betterExpand
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‘I can’t get my husband to go and have a colonoscopy’: Gender and screening for colorectal cancer
It is anticipated that a colorectal cancer (CRC) screening programme will be introduced in New Zealand making it the first screening programme in this country to include both males and females.Expand
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Heterotextuality and Digital Foreplay
The now ubiquitous cell phone as digital media and communication technology invites a proliferation of uses and meanings. The ways in which young people have taken up cell phones in general and textExpand
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Leaving the stethoscope behind: public health doctors and identity work
Public health medicine is distinct in two ways from most other forms of medical specialisation; firstly, it is predominantly non-clinical and secondly, its concern is with populations, rather thanExpand
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Smoking Geographies: Space, Place and Tobacco
Smoking Geographies provides a research-led assessment of the impact of geographical factors on smoking. The contributors uncover how geography can show us not only why people smoke but also broaderExpand
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Nomadic identities and socio-spatial competence: making sense of post-smoking selves
The reconstruction of smoking as an unhealthy practice has given rise to a discursive field in which some people shy away from smoking identities that are tainted with the attendant notions of dirtExpand
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