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This extensive Handbook brings together different aspects of critical pedagogy with the aim of opening up a clear international conversation on the subject, as well as pushing the boundaries of current understanding by extending the notion of a pedagogy to multiple pedagogies and perspectives. Bringing together a group of contributing authors from around the globe, the chapters will provide a unique approach and insight to the discipline by crossing a range of disciplines and articulating both philosophical and social common themes. The chapters will be organised across three volumes and twelve core thematic sections: Section 1: Reading Paulo Freire; Section 2: Social Theories; Section 3: Key Figures in Critical Pedagogy; Section 4: Global Perspectives; Section 5: Indigenous Ways of Knowing; Section 6: Education and Praxis; Section 7: Teaching and Learning; Section 8: Communities and Activism; Section 9: Communication and Media; Section 10: Arts and Aesthetics; Section 11: Critical Youth Studies; and Section 12: Science, Ecology and Wellbeing. The SAGE Handbook of Critical Pedagogies is an essential benchmark publication for advanced students, researchers and practitioners across a wide range of disciplines including education, health, sociology, anthropology and development studies.

Fat Pedagogy and the Disruption of Weight-based Oppression: Toward the Flourishing of All Bodies
Fat pedagogy and the disruption of weight-based oppression: toward the flourishing of all bodies
Constance Russell
Introduction

It is a rare day I do not encounter fatphobia, expressed in casual ‘fat talk’ as friends and colleagues discuss food choices, exercise, and the fit of clothing, or in rhetoric about the alleged ‘obesity epidemic’ so prevalent in the news and in health and educational circles. A staple of media, public health campaigns, and advertisements for the hugely profitable weight loss industry, dominant obesity discourse privileges thin and athletic bodies, fuels fat hatred, and encourages weight-based oppression (Lupton, 2013). Education is a powerful site for the (re)production of weight-based oppression ...

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