Health Education: Critical Perspectives by Katie FitzpatrickHealth Education: Critical Perspectives by Katie Fitzpatrick

Health Education: Critical Perspectives

EditorKatie Fitzpatrick, Richard Tinning

Hardcover | January 17, 2014

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Health Education: Critical perspectivesprovides a socio-cultural and critical approach to health education. The book draws together international experts in the fields of health and education who deconstruct contemporary discourses and practices, and re-imagine a health education that both connects with young people and offers a way forward in addressing issues of health and wellbeing.

Chapters within specifically link academic work on neoliberalism, healthism, risk and the body to wider discourses of health and health education. They challenge current practices and call for a re-thinking of current health programs in education settings. A unique feature of this book is the analyses of health education from both political and applied levels across a range of international contexts.

The book is divided into three sections:

  • the social and political contexts informing health education
  • how individual health issues (sexuality, alcohol, mental health, the body and obesity, nutrition) articulate in education in complex ways
  • alternative ways to think about health and health education pedagogy.

The overall theme of the book offers a perspective that the current approach to health education ¿ promoting a fear of ill health, self-surveillance and individual responsibility ¿ can become a form of health fascism, and we need to be cognisant of this potential and its consequences for young people. The book will be of key interest to academics and researchers exploring the political context of health education.

Katie Fitzpatrickis a Senior Lecturer in Health and Physical Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She has published in the areas of multicultural education, research methodology and health and physical education, as well as previously being an experienced high school teacher and national pol...
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Title:Health Education: Critical PerspectivesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:January 17, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415815959

ISBN - 13:9780415815956

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Table of Contents

Considering the Politics and Practice of Health EducationKatie Fitzpatrick and Richard Tinning Part 1: The Politics of Health and Education  Health Education and Health Promotion: Beyond Cells and BellsDoune Macdonald, Rebecca Johnson and Anthony Leow.  If You Are Not Healthy, Then What Are You? Healthism, Colonial Disease and Body-LogicBrendan Hokowhitu.  The Reproductive Citizen: Motherhood and Health EducationDeborah Lupton.  Schools, the State and Public Health: Some Historical and Contemporary InsightsMichael Gard and Carolyn Vander-Schee.  Who has Health Problems? Class, Racialization and HealthSymeon Dagkas Part 2: Inventing Youth Health Issues  Tau(gh)t Bodies: Student Sexual Embodiment and SchoolingLouisa Allen.  Young People, Alcohol and a Social Science of Risk: Bauman and the Problem of Ambivalence Peter Kelly.  Social Media: Virtual Environments for Constructing Knowledge on Health and Bodies?Karen Sirna.  Mediating Bio-Power: Health Education, Social Class and SubjectivityLaura De Pian,John Evans andEmma Rich.  The Corporatization of Health Education Curricula: ¿Part of the Solution¿ to Childhood Obesity?Darren Powell.  Mental Health in Corporeal TimesLisette Burrows and Margaret Sinkinson Part 3: Against Healthism: Shifting Educational Practices  Critical Approaches to Health EducationKatie Fitzpatrick.  Salutogenic Approaches to Health and the BodyMikael Quennerstedt and Marie ¿man.  GettingWhichMessage Across? The (H)PE Teacher as Health EducatorRichard Tinning.  Disrupting the Field: Teacher Education in Health EducationDeana Leahy and Louise McCuaig.  Beyond Body Fascism: The Place for Health Education?Jan Wright.