Public health and the value of disobedience.

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  • Author(s): Hastings, Gerard
  • Source:
    Public Health (Elsevier). Aug2015, Vol. 129 Issue 8, p1046-1054. 9p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Containment
      Counter marketing
      Critical capacity
    • Abstract:
      The writings of a sixteenth century French teenager may seem a stretch for a public health readership, but Etienne de la Boetie's treatise on Voluntary Servitude explains why unjust systems prevail and how they can be changed. They prevail, he shows, because we let them (the losers always vastly outnumber the winners); and they change when we retract our permission (as Ghandi demonstrated). These vital insights have inspired progress down the centuries - the enlightenment philosophers, the French Revolution, Tolstoy, the American civil rights movement as well as the Indian struggle against the British Empire. In an era when widening inequalities have become all too apparent, and the harm this does to the commonweal much better understood, this paper argues that La Boétie's analysis retains all its power and can inspire a new vision for public health. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      0033-3506
    • Accession Number:
      10.1016/j.puhe.2015.03.010
    • Accession Number:
      110689437
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    • ABNT:
      HASTINGS, G. Public health and the value of disobedience. Public Health (Elsevier), [s. l.], v. 129, n. 8, p. 1046–1054, 2015. DOI 10.1016/j.puhe.2015.03.010. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=110689437. Acesso em: 4 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Hastings G. Public health and the value of disobedience. Public Health (Elsevier). 2015;129(8):1046-1054. doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2015.03.010
    • APA:
      Hastings, G. (2015). Public health and the value of disobedience. Public Health (Elsevier), 129(8), 1046–1054. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2015.03.010
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hastings, Gerard. 2015. “Public Health and the Value of Disobedience.” Public Health (Elsevier) 129 (8): 1046–54. doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2015.03.010.
    • Harvard:
      Hastings, G. (2015) ‘Public health and the value of disobedience’, Public Health (Elsevier), 129(8), pp. 1046–1054. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2015.03.010.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hastings, G 2015, ‘Public health and the value of disobedience’, Public Health (Elsevier), vol. 129, no. 8, pp. 1046–1054, viewed 4 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Hastings, Gerard. “Public Health and the Value of Disobedience.” Public Health (Elsevier), vol. 129, no. 8, Aug. 2015, pp. 1046–1054. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2015.03.010.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hastings, Gerard. “Public Health and the Value of Disobedience.” Public Health (Elsevier) 129, no. 8 (August 2015): 1046–54. doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2015.03.010.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hastings G. Public health and the value of disobedience. Public Health (Elsevier) [Internet]. 2015 Aug [cited 2020 Dec 4];129(8):1046–54. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=110689437