Social Theory and Health Education: Forging New Insights in Research

Deana Leahy (Editor), Katie Fitzpatrick (Editor), Jan Wright (Editor)

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ocial 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 demonstrates the productive and impactful ways social theory can be applied to the diversity of research in this field. Topics covered include digital health, 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 different theorists and concepts to compellingly demonstrate their application to a range of health education research contexts.

This collection provides examples for both students, early career and established scholars that showcase ways that social theory can be utilised in empirical and theoretical research. The collection also highlights how health education scholarship can be enhanced by engaging with social theory. It also explores the viability of various theories for work in this field, and their potential to generate new approaches for research.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon UK
Number of pages270
ISBN (Electronic)9781351048163
ISBN (Print)9781138485730, 9781138485754
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameCritical Studies in Health and Education

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