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Being and Well-Being – Health and the Working Bodies of Silicon Valley - Stanford Scholarship Online
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Being and Well-Being: Health and the Working Bodies of Silicon Valley

J.A. English-Lueck


As the great American work-benefit experiment erodes, companies are increasingly asking people to take responsibility for managing their own health. There is no question that work and health are intertwined. But what effect does an intensely productive, globally connected, high-tech work environment have on a population largely entrusted with overseeing their own health needs? In California's Silicon Valley, a distinctive and medically diverse health culture has emerged. This book explores this health culture, detailing the biomedical, countercultural, and immigrant-based beliefs and practices ... More

Keywords: well-being, personal health, Silicon Valley, workplace, health insurance, capitalism, health plans, work, health culture, workers

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780804771573
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804771573.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J.A. English-Lueck, author

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