Sedentarismo, deporte y la presión biopolítica de vivir saludable: Análisis del discurso del sistema elige vivir sano en Chile

Translated title of the contribution: Sedentary lifestyle, sports and biopolitical pressure for healthy living: Discourse analysis on the “choose to live healthy” system in Chile

Rodrigo Andres Soto Lagos

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Abstract

It is increasingly common to hear governmental authorities commenting on the proper way to “live well” or how to “live healthy”. The so-called Choose to Live Healthy Law (Elige Vivir Sano, EVS) was created in Chile in 2013. It proposes cultural change for the population by advancing sport and physical activity as health promoters. Under a biopolitics and governmentality framework, this study uses discourse analysis to understand several official documents that build the EVS discourse. The results show that the EVS discursive construction promotes individualization of health care while advancing sport and physical activity in line with neoliberal ideology. It also discusses spare time and material conditions may allow a healthy life or not.

Translated title of the contributionSedentary lifestyle, sports and biopolitical pressure for healthy living: Discourse analysis on the “choose to live healthy” system in Chile
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)391-402
Number of pages12
JournalMovimento
Volume22
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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