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Rethinking Youth Wellbeing Critical Perspectives

Rethinking Youth Wellbeing Critical Perspectives This volume offers a critical rethinking of the construct of youth wellbeing, stepping back from taken-for-granted and psychologically inflected understandings. Wellbeing has become a catchphrase in educational, health and social care policies internationally, informing a range of school programs and social interventions and increasingly shaping everyday understandings of young people. Drawing on research by established and emerging scholars in Australia, Singapore and the UK, the book critically examines the myriad effects of dominant discourses of wellbeing on the one hand, and the social and cultural dimensions of wellbeing on the other. From diverse methodological and theoretical perspectives, it explores how notions of wellbeing have been mobilized across time and space, in and out of school contexts, and the different inflections and effects of wellbeing discourses are having in education, transnationally and comparatively. The book offers researchers as well as practitioners new perspectives on current approaches to student wellbeing in schools and novel ways of thinking about the wellbeing of young people beyond educational settings.; 1. Inventing youth wellbeing Julie McLeod & Katie Wright 2. To be well is to be not unwell: The new battleground inside our children’s heads Linda Graham 3. Vulnerability and wellbeing in educational settings: The implications of a therapeutic approach to social justice Kathryn Ecclestone 4. The limits of wellbeing Johanna Wyn, Hernan Cuervo & Evelina Landstedt 5. Constructions of young women’s health and wellbeing in neoliberal times: A case study of the HPV vaccination program in Australia Kellie Burns & Cristyn Davies 6. Young people, sexual pleasure and sexual health services: What happens when “good sex” is bad for your health? Ester McGeeney 7. “I’d just cut myself to kill the pain”: Seeing sense in young women’s self-injury Kathryn Daley 8. Rethinking role-play for health and wellbeing: Creating a pedagogy of possibility Helen Cahill 9. Wellbeing and schools: Exploring the normative dimensions Amy Chapman 10. Social-emotional learning: Promotion of youth wellbeing in Singapore schools Chong Wan Har and Lee Boon Ooi 11. Happiness, wellbeing and self-esteem: Public feelings and educational projects Julie McLeod 12. From targeted interventions to universal approaches: Historicizing wellbeing Katie Wright ; Katie Wright is an Australian Research Council Fellow (DECRA) and lecturer at the University of Melbourne. Her major research interests concern the role and effects of psychological knowledges and therapeutic discourses in social change, cultural life, and educational contexts. Current research projects include a study of public inquiries into childhood maltreatment, a cultural history of adolescence and schooling, and an investigation of past and present understandings of youth mental health and wellbeing. Recent publications include The Rise of the Therapeutic Society: Psychological Knowledge & the Contradictions of Cultural Change (2011). Julie McLeod is Professor, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2012-2016). She is Deputy Director of the Melbourne Social Equity Institute and an editor of the journal Gender and Education. Her research areas include gender and education, social inequalities, youth identity, and curriculum history. She is currently working on a history of adolescence and citizenship education (1930s-1970s), a history of school design and pedagogical innovation and a new project is on youth identity and educational inequality since 1950. Recent books include Researching Social Change; Qualitative Approaches (2009), and Making Modern Lives: Subjectivity, Schooling and Social Change (2006). ; Opens up much-needed critical accounts of wellbeing discourses in education programs and social policy Offers new theoretical frameworks for understanding the rise and effects of wellbeing discourses as a solution to social and personal problems Showcases a range of grounded studies in diverse contexts that powerfully illustrate a rethinking of wellbeing discourses ; NL http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

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10.1007/978-981-287-188-6
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This volume offers a critical rethinking of the construct of youth wellbeing, stepping back from taken-for-granted and psychologically inflected understandings. Wellbeing has become a catchphrase in educational, health and social care policies internationally, informing a range of school programs and social interventions and increasingly shaping everyday understandings of young people. Drawing on research by established and emerging scholars in Australia, Singapore and the UK, the book critically examines the myriad effects of dominant discourses of wellbeing on the one hand, and the social and cultural dimensions of wellbeing on the other. From diverse methodological and theoretical perspectives, it explores how notions of wellbeing have been mobilized across time and space, in and out of school contexts, and the different inflections and effects of wellbeing discourses are having in education, transnationally and comparatively. The book offers researchers as well as practitioners new perspectives on current approaches to student wellbeing in schools and novel ways of thinking about the wellbeing of young people beyond educational settings.; 1. Inventing youth wellbeing Julie McLeod & Katie Wright 2. To be well is to be not unwell: The new battleground inside our children’s heads Linda Graham 3. Vulnerability and wellbeing in educational settings: The implications of a therapeutic approach to social justice Kathryn Ecclestone 4. The limits of wellbeing Johanna Wyn, Hernan Cuervo & Evelina Landstedt 5. Constructions of young women’s health and wellbeing in neoliberal times: A case study of the HPV vaccination program in Australia Kellie Burns & Cristyn Davies 6. Young people, sexual pleasure and sexual health services: What happens when “good sex” is bad for your health? Ester McGeeney 7. “I’d just cut myself to kill the pain”: Seeing sense in young women’s self-injury Kathryn Daley 8. Rethinking role-play for health and wellbeing: Creating a pedagogy of possibility Helen Cahill 9. Wellbeing and schools: Exploring the normative dimensions Amy Chapman 10. Social-emotional learning: Promotion of youth wellbeing in Singapore schools Chong Wan Har and Lee Boon Ooi 11. Happiness, wellbeing and self-esteem: Public feelings and educational projects Julie McLeod 12. From targeted interventions to universal approaches: Historicizing wellbeing Katie Wright ; Katie Wright is an Australian Research Council Fellow (DECRA) and lecturer at the University of Melbourne. Her major research interests concern the role and effects of psychological knowledges and therapeutic discourses in social change, cultural life, and educational contexts. Current research projects include a study of public inquiries into childhood maltreatment, a cultural history of adolescence and schooling, and an investigation of past and present understandings of youth mental health and wellbeing. Recent publications include The Rise of the Therapeutic Society: Psychological Knowledge & the Contradictions of Cultural Change (2011). Julie McLeod is Professor, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2012-2016). She is Deputy Director of the Melbourne Social Equity Institute and an editor of the journal Gender and Education. Her research areas include gender and education, social inequalities, youth identity, and curriculum history. She is currently working on a history of adolescence and citizenship education (1930s-1970s), a history of school design and pedagogical innovation and a new project is on youth identity and educational inequality since 1950. Recent books include Researching Social Change; Qualitative Approaches (2009), and Making Modern Lives: Subjectivity, Schooling and Social Change (2006). ; Opens up much-needed critical accounts of wellbeing discourses in education programs and social policy Offers new theoretical frameworks for understanding the rise and effects of wellbeing discourses as a solution to social and personal problems Showcases a range of grounded studies in diverse contexts that powerfully illustrate a rethinking of wellbeing discourses ; NL

Published: Nov 1, 2014

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