subject-stages in the globalisation of the health standard
IRD, UR "Travail et mondialisation"
This article puts in perspective three subjects
constructed on the field of health: public health, humanitarian
ideology, and perfect health. The first objet, public health,
focuses on the field of social relations where the symbolic
force of therapeutic power has particularly structuring effect.
A formulation is made of a right to health. Humanitarian ideology
brings in compassion-inspired intervention carried out in the
name of a right to live for which emergency medicine appears
as the prime tool. The right to live is presented as the basic
minimum form of the right to health. The notion of perfect health,
the logic for which is developing under our very eyes, constitutes
a third prospective subject, which renews representations of
health, because it involves a duty with regard to health, whose
imperative nature leads to reformulation of the respective positions
of real and symbolic actors and the constructin of social bonding
by way of health.
Key-words : globalisation - humanitarian ideology
- public heath.