Front cover image for Wellbeing: global policies and perspectives, insights from Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond

Wellbeing: global policies and perspectives, insights from Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond

Annelies Kamp (Editor), Cheryl Brown (Editor), Trish McMenamin (Editor), Veronica O'Toole (Editor)
"The idea of 'wellbeing' is increasingly prevalent in global policy contexts. Yet, as the chapters in this collection demonstrate, any understanding of wellbeing is contextual: what wellbeing is depends on where and how we listen and speak, the concepts at our disposal, the humans and nonhumans with whom we engage, and the focus of their, and our, aspirations. Many of the chapters in this collection reflect the context of Aotearoa New Zealand, which, in 2019, introduced a wellbeing approach to public policy that attracted the attention of global policy makers and other stakeholders. In this collection, commentators both from within and beyond Aotearoa take an expansive stance in discussing the concept of wellbeing and its myriad possibilities. The authors speak from an array of disciplines to present and critique ideas about how wellbeing can be understood and pursued across the life course"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2023
Peter Lang, Oxford, 2023
xi, 318 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
9781800794542, 1800794541
Contents: What counts as wellbeing? – Wellbeing in early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond: Intimacy, physicality and love – Creating a shared understanding of wellbeing: A comparison in wellbeing discourse between Aotearoa New Zealand and Ireland – The digital dilemma of wellbeing for adolescents – Re- engaging a culturally and linguistically holistic approach to education in Aotearoa New Zealand: How teachers’ noticing fosters children’s socio- emotional development – Wellbeing for student engagement in education – Positive youth development: Opportunities to expand conceptualizations of youth wellbeing to incorporate thriving – Urban youth wellbeing, citizenship and sustainability: An Ōtautahi Christchurch case study – Wellbeing for leadership work: Insights from scholarship, policy and practice – On the non- performativity of ‘being- well’: A critique of wellbeing in university policy – Commoning for urban wellbeing in Majority and Minority Worlds – Hurihanga mo te mauri ora: Braided rivers and pluriversal planetary wellbeing – ‘Being young’, ‘living well’, in/ beyond the pandemic: Exploring the entanglements between COVID- 19, the Anthropocene and young people’s wellbeing – Education towards a beautiful life in an imperfect world.