Title Youth Health and Welfare: The Cultural Politics of Education and Wellbeing
Binding Soft Cover
Book Condition Very Good
Size Large 8vo
Publisher Australia Oxford University Press 2014
0195560469 / 9780195560466
Seller ID 056614
xiv + 162 indexed pages including bibliograph. This book meets the demand for a critical, policy and practice-oriented inter-disciplinary perspective on the changing nature of young people’s lives and how this affects their health and wellbeing. This book provides a lively, research-based and critical approach to young people’s health and wellbeing in contemporary society, drawing on the latest research from a variety of Australian and international sources. Chapters provide an introduction to current debates and theoretical ideas, an analysis of key health and wellbeing issues, the challenges for health and education professionals and the ways in which health and educational approaches frame youth. The focus throughout is on young people’s experiences, priorities and attitudes in relation to risk, wellbeing and health in a changing world. Table of Contents: Introduction 1. Youth Health and Social Change 2. Young People and Health Issues in the 21st Century 3. Young People's Health and Wellbeing: Official Responses 4. Constructing Youth 5. Health, Markets and Identities 6. Being Young and Well 7. Wellbeing 8. Challenges for Health and Education. Johanna Wyn is a Professor and Director of the Youth Research Centre in the Faculty of Education at the University of Melbourne.