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2010

Jan Wright

Young people

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Prescribing Practices: Shaping Healthy Children In Schools, L. Burrows, Jan Wright Jan 2010

Prescribing Practices: Shaping Healthy Children In Schools, L. Burrows, Jan Wright

Jan Wright

Current concerns in New Zealand and abroad about the health and well-being of young people have generated a raft of government-sponsored and educational policies and practices geared towards the production of trim, taut and fit subjects who choose wisely from the range of risky ‘options’ available to them in avowedly new and changing times. These initiatives yield consequences for children and young people who are increasingly being urged, in Foucault’s terms, to conduct “…a certain number of operations on their own bodies and souls, thoughts, conduct, and way of being…”(1997, p. 225) in an effort to ‘become’ the ...