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Toward stronger theory in critical public health: Insights from debates surrounding posthumanism

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The 'posthumanist turn' in critical theory comprises efforts to recognize and analyze the interdependence of human existence with non-human entities, including other animals, spaces, and technologies. Scholarship aligned to and debating posthumanism pertains to public health, but has yet to be clearly articulated for a public health audience. This commentary and an appended glossary illustrate the relevance of these ideas for enhancing critical theory in public health. © 2013 Taylor & Francis.

Authors


  •   Rock, Melanie (external author)
  •   Degeling, Chris
  •   Blue, Gwendolyn (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Rock, M. J., Degeling, C. & Blue, G. (2014). Toward stronger theory in critical public health: Insights from debates surrounding posthumanism. Critical Public Health, 24 (3), 337-348.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84901455553

Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 337

End Page


  • 348

Volume


  • 24

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • The 'posthumanist turn' in critical theory comprises efforts to recognize and analyze the interdependence of human existence with non-human entities, including other animals, spaces, and technologies. Scholarship aligned to and debating posthumanism pertains to public health, but has yet to be clearly articulated for a public health audience. This commentary and an appended glossary illustrate the relevance of these ideas for enhancing critical theory in public health. © 2013 Taylor & Francis.

Authors


  •   Rock, Melanie (external author)
  •   Degeling, Chris
  •   Blue, Gwendolyn (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Rock, M. J., Degeling, C. & Blue, G. (2014). Toward stronger theory in critical public health: Insights from debates surrounding posthumanism. Critical Public Health, 24 (3), 337-348.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84901455553

Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 337

End Page


  • 348

Volume


  • 24

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom