`It's your life!`: injecting drug users, individual responsibility and hepatitis C prevention Fraser, Suzanne en_US 2021-11-25T14:58:35Z 2021-11-25T14:58:35Z 2004 en_US
dc.description.abstract Health promotion materials on hepatitis C prevention and safe injecting enjoin injecting drug users to produce ethical selves through relatively rigid social and hygiene-related conduct. This article examines a sample of safe injecting and hepatitis C prevention health promotion materials, and interview data gathered from injecting drug users, to consider the ways in which the notion of individual responsibility functions within them. I argue that the primacy of the individual in western culture is indeed reflected in hepatitis C and safe injecting materials and, that for a range of reasons, injecting drug users also make use of notions of individual responsibility. The article concludes by considering the social and health implications of this individualist approach to injecting drug use and health promotion, and by suggesting ways in which effective materials which do not focus solely on the individual can be created. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1363-4593 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other governmentality en_US
dc.subject.other health promotion en_US
dc.subject.other hepatitis C en_US
dc.subject.other injecting drug use en_US
dc.subject.other responsibility en_US
dc.title `It's your life!`: injecting drug users, individual responsibility and hepatitis C prevention en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 2 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal HEALTH en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 199-221 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 8 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Fraser, Suzanne, National Centre in HIV Social Research, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Centre for Social Research in Health *
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