Selvmåling i et sundhedsfremmeperspektiv

Maria Frydendahl

Studenteropgave: Speciale


The Quantified Self – in a health promotion perspective is the title of this thesis which has the purpose to examine options and issues linked to the fact that self-tracking is a fast growing tendency due to the technological development. What this thesis specifically has a goal to investigate in this topic is influential perspectives in proportion to health promotion. The source of inspiration to the thesis is the Danish host of the radioprogram, Harddisken, Anders Høeg Nissen, who is also the author of the book, Det man måler er man selv, and his appearance in the radioprogram, Eksistens, where he discusses the quantified self with the Danish professor in psychology, Svend Brinkmann. The empiricism is a number of selected American articles discussing the quantified self. The thesis is analysing and discussing these via theoretical perspectives offered by the British sociologist, Deborah Lupton, the above mentioned professor in psychology, Svend Brinkmann, and via relevant theoretical perspectives in proportion to the concept health and health promotion. The conclusion of the thesis is that efficiency and productivity are important values according to people using self-tracking and that those concepts are linked to the idea of a good health. It is also concluded that self-tracking in some perspectives is empowering but also can be an impediment to empowerment in a social environment. Furthermore it is concluded that self-tracking is a part of a performative culture, in which sharing data is important.

UddannelserSundhedsfremme og Sundhedsstrategier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato30 jun. 2014
VejledereDorthe Elle Illsøe


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