Health education's fascist tendencies: a cautionary exposition

Fitzpatrick, Katie and Tinning, Richard (2014) Health education's fascist tendencies: a cautionary exposition. Critical Public Health, 24 2: 132-142. doi:10.1080/09581596.2013.836590

Author Fitzpatrick, Katie
Tinning, Richard
Title Health education's fascist tendencies: a cautionary exposition
Journal name Critical Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-3682
Publication date 2014
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09581596.2013.836590
Open Access Status
Volume 24
Issue 2
Start page 132
End page 142
Total pages 11
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract Along with other scholars in the field, we are increasingly concerned with the propensity for schools to promote particular messages about health, especially those that encourage body surveillance and control. Indeed, we suggest in this article that certain forms of health education can be seen as a form of health fascism. We begin with a discussion of what we mean by health fascism before considering the historical positioning of health education and its alignment with public health agendas. We also consider how health fascism links with established notions of healthism, the cult of the body and aesthetics.
Keyword Health education
Health fascism
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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