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dc.contributor.advisor Schnurer, Maxwell en Craig, Ravin D. en 2016-08-24T20:09:39Z en 2016-08-24T20:09:39Z en 2016-05 en
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description Thesis (M.A.)--Humboldt State University, Social Science: Environment and Community, 2016 en
dc.description.abstract Intersectional Feminists are deeply informed by the interlocking systems and ideologies of power, privilege, and oppression foundational to both dominant U.S. social institutions and U.S. society. It is my assertion that the use of shame, blame, and scare tactics tacks in health education do not create healthier communities and it is only through a more holistic understanding of ourselves, our environment, and the systems of power that we can begin the process of sincere health education. This purpose of this paper is to point towards a shift from the predominant model of health education to one that centralizes compassionate communication. Social justice theories and activist will largely inform this model of health education. In this paper I assert that by creating a sustainable and adaptable peer health education program built on empowerment, liberatory education, agency, and the capacity to both recognize and meet the needs of a diverse array of people and communities, we can start to shift the collegiate health education model to one that is more effective and more importantly not actively harmful. Central to this concept is the empowerment of student’s voices and needs in the context of a college campus community. In order to more fully address the health needs of students, health education needs to be viewed through a lens of social justice in order to understand the intricate ways identity is tied to the health of an individual and community. It is by this process that Humboldt State University has created a sustainable and adaptable multi-tier health education program that is responsive to our community and decentralizes the use of fear, shame, and guilt as motivators for change. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Humboldt State University en
dc.subject Health en
dc.subject Wellness en
dc.subject Health education en
dc.subject Intersectionality en
dc.subject Feminist theory en
dc.subject Disability studies en
dc.subject Fat feminism en
dc.subject Peer education en
dc.subject Harm reduction en
dc.subject Fear en
dc.subject Stigma en
dc.subject Shame en
dc.subject Guilt en
dc.subject Critical pedagogy en
dc.subject Liberatory education en
dc.title Beyond fear shame and guilt: a new paradigm for health education en
dc.type Masters Thesis en
dc.description.program Environment and Community en

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