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‘Becoming healthy’: An intra-active investigation of a program in the apparatus of health promotion in Swedish schools.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Centre for Teaching and Learning in the Humanities (CeHum).
2012 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Other academic)
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This paper takes its point of departure in the work on my PhD thesis. The topic for the thesis is the apparatus of health promotion in Swedish schools, and more specific one manual-based program within this framework. The program is based on cognitive behavioral therapy and directed to girls in eighth grade. The aim of my thesis is to investigate what phenomena are produced in the intra-action of discursive, material and technological processes within the practice of the program and entangled components.


The theoretical point of departure will be located in the conversation between Barad and Haraway. Providing an onto-epistemological framework to investigate how the iterative intra-action of agential components produces specific becomings. This also includes a notion of performativity where complex interweaving of power-relations stabilizes and destabilizes differential boundaries.


The intra-active investigation will be conducted through an analysis of diffraction focusing on how different bodies are enacting ‘becomings with’ in the intra-action of human and non-human, constantly relational, constantly transforming. Trying to transgress the borders of self, other, bodies, health and pedagogical work in the constant reconfigure of the spacetimemattering.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-84472OAI: diva2:580525
Feminist Materialisms, University of Copenhagen, April 26-27 2012
Available from: 2012-12-22 Created: 2012-12-22 Last updated: 2012-12-22

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