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Governing the working population through workplace health: Knowledge, self and power in workplace health programs

Abstract:

This paper reports a case study of a workplace health programme in an international information technology company. Discourse analysis was used to identify how specific forms of knowledge create understandings of health and influence power relations between employee and organization. These forms of knowledge are shown to make employee health both visible and invisible in particular ways. Workplace health discourse encourages the employee to take responsibility for self-assessment and behaviou...

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Publisher copy:
10.1080/09581590600828519

Authors


Allender, S More by this author
Colquhoun, D More by this author
Journal:
Critical Public Health
Volume:
16
Issue:
2
Pages:
131-142
Publication date:
2006-06-05
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EISSN:
1469-3682
ISSN:
0958-1596
URN:
uuid:e713159a-78a1-4453-a5ca-191d94c96d7d
Source identifiers:
195735
Local pid:
pubs:195735

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