Youth Health and Welfare: The Cultural Politics of Education and Wellbeing

Paperback | January 1, 2009

byJohanna Wyn

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Youth Health and Welfare provides a critical, policy and practice-oriented inter-disciplinary perspective on the changing nature of young people's lives, and its impact on their health and wellbeing. The book draws on the latest research from a variety of Australian and international sources,to introduce current debates and theoretical ideas, analyse key health and wellbeing issues, examine the challenges for health and education professionals and review the ways in which health and educational approaches impact upon youth. The focus throughout is on young people's experiences,priorities and attitudes in relation to risk, wellbeing and health in a changing world.

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Youth Health and Welfare provides a critical, policy and practice-oriented inter-disciplinary perspective on the changing nature of young people's lives, and its impact on their health and wellbeing. The book draws on the latest research from a variety of Australian and international sources,to introduce current debates and theoretical...

Johanna Wyn is Professor and Director of the Youth Research Centre in the Faculty of Education at the University of Melbourne.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pagesPublished:January 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195560469

ISBN - 13:9780195560466

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FiguresAcknowledgementsGlossaryIntroduction1. Youth Health and Social Change2. Young People and Health Issues in the 21st Century3. Young People's Health and Wellbeing: Official Responses4. Constructing Youth5. Health, Markets and identities6. Being Young and Well7. Wellbeing8. Challenges for Health and EducationReferences