Antonio Maturo (University of Bologna, Italy)
Francesca Setiffi (University of Padova, Itay)

Wellness, Social Policy and Public Health

ISBN: 978-1-80455-026-7, eISBN: 978-1-80455-025-0

Publication date: 16 November 2022


Maturo, A. and Setiffi, F. (2022), "Prelims", Wellness, Social Policy and Public Health, Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. i-ix.



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Wellness, Social Policy and Public Health

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Wellness, Social Policy and Public Health

Bridging Human Flourishing With Equity


Antonio Maturo

University of Bologna, Italy


Francesca Setiffi

University of Padova, Itay

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About the Authors

Antonio Maturo is a Medical Sociologist and Professor at the University of Bologna. His latest books are Digital Health and the Gamification of Life, Emerald, 2018 (with Veronica Moretti) and Good Pharma, Palgrave, 2015 (with Donald Light). He has edited two volumes of the journal Salute e Società: The Medicalisation of Life, 2009 (with Peter Conrad) and Medicine of Emotions and Cognitions, 2012 (with Kristin Barker). At Bologna University, Antonio is the Chair of the PhD Program in Sociology and responsible for three Horizon 2020 projects.

Francesca Setiffi is an Associate Professor of Sociology of Culture at the University of Padova. Her main research interests concern: consumers' attitudes and beliefs, sharing economy, material culture and design, and cultures of organizations. Francesca has spent periods as visiting scholar at the Department of Sociology of Boston University and Brown University. She is also a member of Centre of Research of Consumer Strategies of Italian Families. She recently published Sociology of Consumption (Utet, 2019; with P. Degli Esposti and C. Riva – in Italian).