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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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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 03, 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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