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Gender and evolutionary theory in workplace health promotion
Högskolan i Gävle, Akademin för utbildning och ekonomi, Avdelningen för utbildningsvetenskap, Utbildningsvetenskap. (Pedagogik)
University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australien.
2017 (engelsk)Inngår i: Health Education Journal, ISSN 0017-8969, E-ISSN 1748-8176, Vol. 76, nr 8, s. 893-905Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: Ideas from evolutionary theories are increasingly taken up in health promotion. This articleseeks to demonstrate how such a trend has the potential to embed essentialist and limiting stereotypes ofwomen and men in health promotion practice.

Design: We draw on material gathered for a larger ethnographic study that examined how discourses ofhealth were re-contextualised in four workplace health promotion interventions in Sweden.

Method: This study provided the opportunity to investigate how ideas derived from evolutionary theoriesproduced particular constructs of the healthy employee. A Foucauldian notion of governmentality wasused to examine the rationalities, truths and techniques that informed what we have called a ‘Stone Age’discourse as these contributed to shaping the desires, actions and beliefs of lecturers and participants in theinterventions.

Results: We focus on one intervention which used the Stone Age discourse as an organising idea toconstitute differences in women’s and men’s health through references to women as gatherers and men ashunters, thereby positioning men as the physical, emotional and mental ideal and women as the problematicand lacking ‘other’.

Conclusion: The paper concludes by discussing the implications of such ideas about health and gender forinterventions aimed at changing behaviour and lifestyles.

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2017. Vol. 76, nr 8, s. 893-905
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Evolutionary psychology, evolutionary health promotion, gender, governmentality, discourse analysis
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23845DOI: 10.1177/0017896917722372ISI: 000416366600001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85035751554OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-23845DiVA, id: diva2:1087095
Tilgjengelig fra: 2017-04-05 Laget: 2017-04-05 Sist oppdatert: 2018-03-13bibliografisk kontrollert

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