The Affirmative Culture of Healthy Self-Care: A Feminist Critique of the Good Health Imperative

International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 13 (1):27-44 (2020)
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Feminists have worked extensively to explore how our contemporary capitalist and neoliberal world creates docile subjects. One feature of this docility is the focus on fostering subjects that not only are good consumers and workers but also subjects that make good choices—that is, choices that do not disrupt capitalist postcolonial distributions of wealth, power, and control. One example of this trend is the focus in public health discourses in the last several decades of seeing unhealthy bodies as objects that need better behavior management—such as the wars against smoking, obesity, and drug/alcohol abuse. At the same time, feminists are often concerned with how to foster greater well-being, including the health...

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