Hvad siger Bourdieu og Foucault om dyrkelse af sundhedskroppen? Komparation mellem sociologiske og socialfilosofiske positioner

Kristian Larsen, Anette Lykke Hindhede

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In this article, we outline ways of thinking and concepts that addresses the new health regime.
We take as an onset Bourdieu’s writings on the socialized body and lifestyles. We then review
studies inspired by the French philosopher Michel Foucault’ thinking about bodies and his
concepts of biopolitics and governmentality. Focus will be on the work by Nikolas Rose and
his thinking about the will to health and identity. Subsequently, we discuss the similarities
and differences between the two positions. We argue that common to these ways of thinking
is that we must understand bodies as created and creating. However, while the social
philosophers show overall and general transformations of societies and bodies, Bourdieu’s
relational position adds to this description by offering empirical sensitivity to social
reproductions, distinctions and heterogeneous health- and body strategies.
TidsskriftPraktiske Grunde: Nordisk tidsskrift for kultur- og samfundsvidenskab
Udgave nummer3-4
Sider (fra-til)49-68
StatusUdgivet - 2020


  • health regime
  • body
  • Bourdieu
  • Foucault
  • sociology
  • social philosophy