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Critical Studies in Health and Education


About the Series

Critical Studies in Health and Education provides a platform for established and emerging scholars to present research and theory on the intersections between health and education.

This series welcomes edited and authored texts underpinned by sociological, critical and political approaches to health-related issues in education. These might include but are not limited to:

  • Critical health studies;
  • Health education curriculum, teaching, pedagogies and assessment;
  • Health and sustainability education;
  • The politics of health in schools;
  • The body, health and education;
  • Digital health pedagogies;
  • Critical approaches to contexts such as: sexuality education, mental health education, drug and alcohol education, food and nutrition;
  • Social and emotional learning and personal development;
  • Critical and youth-centred approaches to: health promotion in universities, schools and early childhood contexts, and public health pedagogies;
  • Critical analyses of health education in the work place;
  • Critical, feminist and postcolonial approaches to health education and wellbeing.

This book series invites books offering discussion and debate about the practice of health education and the development of solutions to the new ethical, practical, political and philosophical questions that are emerging.

To discuss a proposed submission, please contact Katie Fitzpatrick ([email protected]), Deana Leahy ([email protected]), Jan Wright ([email protected]) or Michael Gard ([email protected]).

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School Food, Equity and Social Justice Critical Reflections and Perspectives

School Food, Equity and Social Justice: Critical Reflections and Perspectives

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Dorte Ruge, Irene Torres, Darren Powell
February 28, 2022

School Food, Equity and Social Justice provides contemporary, critical examinations of policies and practices relating to food in schools across 25 countries. The book is divided into three sections, Food politics and policies, Sustainability and development, and Teaching and learning about food,...

Teachers as Health Workers A Critical Understanding of the Health-Education Interface

Teachers as Health Workers: A Critical Understanding of the Health-Education Interface

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Louise McCuaig, Eimear Enright, Tony Rossi, Doune Macdonald
December 31, 2021

Schooling has long been held responsible for the health and well-being of children. However, against an international background of rising concern about students’ performance and well-being, schools and teachers have faced escalating expectations of their health-related work. While various ...

Creative Approaches to Health Education New Ways of Thinking, Making, Doing, Teaching and Learning

Creative Approaches to Health Education: New Ways of Thinking, Making, Doing, Teaching and Learning

1st Edition

Edited By Deborah Lupton, Deana Leahy
November 26, 2021

This book shows how creative methods, drawing on innovative arts-based and design-based approaches, can be employed in health education contexts. It takes a very broad view of ‘health education’, considering it as applying not only in school settings but across the lifespan, and as including ...

Social Theory and Health Education Forging New Insights in Research

Social Theory and Health Education: Forging New Insights in Research

1st Edition

Edited By Deana Leahy, Katie Fitzpatrick, Jan Wright
April 07, 2020

Social Theory and Health Education brings together health education scholarship with a diverse range of social theories to demonstrate the value and impact of their application to associated health and education contexts. For the first time, this book draws together cutting-edge research that ...

Schools, Corporations, and the War on Childhood Obesity How Corporate Philanthropy Shapes Public Health and Education

Schools, Corporations, and the War on Childhood Obesity: How Corporate Philanthropy Shapes Public Health and Education

1st Edition

By Darren Powell
December 02, 2019

Challenging the idea that the corporate ‘war’ against childhood obesity is normal, necessary, or harmless, this book exposes healthy lifestyles education as a form of mis-education that shapes how students learn about health, corporations, and consumption. Drawing on ethnographic research and ...

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