Social Theory and Health Education: Forging New Insights in Research

1st Edition

Deana Leahy, Katie Fitzpatrick, Jan Wright

Routledge
April 15, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 264 Pages - 3 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138485754 - CAT# K349368
Series: Critical Studies in Health and Education

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Summary

Thinking with Theory in 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 demonstrates the productive and impactful ways social theory can be applied to the diversity of research in this field. Topics covered include digital health, and health education in sexuality, gender and health, food and nutrition, mental health and wellbeing, environment, and alcohol and drug use. In exploring these topics, each author utilises a different theorist or concept/s to compellingly demonstrate the critical importance of their application to a range of health education research contexts.

This collection provides examples for both students and established scholars that demonstrate how to apply social theories to empirical and theoretical research, and the ways health education is improved through attention to social theory. It also explores the viability of various theories for work in this field, and their potential to generate new approaches to research.

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