Professor Deborah Lupton
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Professor Deborah Lupton is a Senior Principal Research Fellow. She has published 13 books and over 100 journal articles and book chapters on the topics of the social and cultural aspects of medicine and public health; risk; embodiment; HIV/AIDS; fear of crime; parenting culture; the unborn; the emotions; food; critical weight studies; and digital sociology.
Her current research is focusing on digital health technologies, the quantified self and digital sociology. She is convenor of the Sydney Health & Society Group and the co-convenor of the Australian Food, Society and Culture Network.
Deborah is an advocate of using social and other digital media for professional purposes. She blogs at ‘This Sociological Life’, tweets @DALupton, has a number of Pinterest boards and Storify presentations dealing with her current research interests and administers three Facebook pages: Sociology of Health, Illness and Medicine, Digital Sociology and Sociology of Parenting. She contributes pieces to The Conversation and Crikey online discussion sites and is an invited member of the Crikey Health and Medical Panel.
Further details of her academic publications can be found on her Academia.edu webpage and her Google Scholar profile.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS (from 2011 onwards)
- Lupton, D. (2012) Medicine as Culture: Illness, Disease and the Body (fully revised 3rd edition). London: Sage.
Lupton, D. (2012) Fat. London: Routledge (Shortcuts series).
- Lupton. D. (2013) Risk (fully revised 2nd edition). London: Routledge.
- Lupton, D. (2013) The Social Worlds of the Unborn. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Lupton, D. (forthcoming) (editor) The Unborn Human. Open Humanities Press (e-book).
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters
- Lupton, D. (2011) ‘The best thing for the baby’: mothers’ concepts and experiences related to promoting their infants’ health and development. Health, Risk and Society, 13(7/8), 637 51.
- Lupton, D. (2012) ‘Precious cargo’: Foetal subjects and reproductive citizenship. Critical Public Health, 22(3), 32940.
- Lupton, D. (2012) M-health and health promotion: the digital cyborg and surveillance society. Social Theory & Health, 10(3), 22944.
- Lupton, D. (2012) Editorial: Food, nutrition and body weight. Sociology of Health & Illness, Virtual Special Issue 8. Available here.
- Lupton, D. (2013) Infant embodiment and interembodiment: a review of sociocultural perspectives. Childhood, 20(1), 3750.
- Lupton, D. and Schmied, V. (2013) Splitting bodies/selves: women’s concepts of embodiment at the moment of birth. Sociology of Health & Illness, early view online.
- Lupton, D. (in press) Precious, pure, uncivilised, vulnerable: infant embodiment in the popular media. Children & Society, early view online.
- Lupton, D. (2013) Quantifying the body: monitoring, performing and configuring health in the age of mHealth technologies. Critical Public Health, early view online.
- Lupton, D. (in press) ‘It’s a terrible thing when your children are sick’: motherhood, emotion and the discourse of control in the context of children’s illness. Health Sociology Review.
- Lupton, D. (in press) ‘How do you measure up?’ Assumptions about ‘obesity’ and health-related behaviours in ‘obesity’ prevention campaigns. Fat Studies.
- Lupton, D. (in press) Risk and emotion: towards an alternative theoretical perspective. Health, Risk & Society.
- Lupton, D. (in press) Unborn assemblages: shifting configurations of embryonic and foetal embodiment. In Nash, M. (ed), Reframing Reproduction. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Lupton, D. (in press) The reproductive citizen: motherhood and health education. In Fitzpatrick, K. and Tinning, R. (eds), Health Education: Healthism and Neoliberal Bodies. London: Routledge.
Working Papers and Other Professional Publications
- Lupton, D. (2012) ‘I’m Always on the Lookout for What Could be Going Wrong’: Mothers’ Concepts and Experiences of Health and Illness in their Young Children. Sydney Health & Society Group Working Paper No. 1. Sydney: Sydney Health & Society Group. Available here.
- Lupton, D. (2012) Configuring Maternal, Preborn and Infant Embodiment. Sydney Health & Society Group Working Paper No. 2. Sydney: Sydney Health & Society Group. Available here.
- Lupton, D. (2012) Digital Sociology: An Introduction. Sydney: University of Sydney. Available here.
- Lupton, D. (2013) Fat Politics: Collected Writings. Sydney: University of Sydney. Available here.
- Lupton, D. (2013) The Commodification of Patient Opinion: the Digital Patient Experience Economy in the Age of Big Data. Sydney Health & Society Group Working Paper No. 3. Sydney: Sydney Health & Society Group. Available here.
- Lupton, D. (in press) Risk. In Cockerham, W., Dingwall, R. and Quah, S. (eds), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior and Society. New York: Blackwell.