The state and my happiness: Youth mental health, citizenship education and discursive contestations in contemporary Indonesia

Mulya, Teguh Wijaya and Salvi, Francesca and Gorczynski, Paul and Brown, Tanya Wells (2021) The state and my happiness: Youth mental health, citizenship education and discursive contestations in contemporary Indonesia. Children and Society. pp. 1-15.

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Abstract

Complementing studies on youth mental health that were mainly depoliticised, this article offers a discursive examination of youth mental health in an Indonesian educational context. We argue that subject positions enabled by the discourse of mental health were at odds with dominant constructions of an ideal Indonesian citizen. Drawing upon qualitative data from 22 teachers and 20 students in a junior high school in Indonesia and analyses of educational policies and textbooks, we identified three discourses underpinning the ideal(ised) constructions of young Indonesian citizen, namely, neoliberalism, (masculine) patriotism and (religious) moralism and discussed how these inhibited youth mental health.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: citizenship education, discourse analysis, Indonesia, youth mental health
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Psychology > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Teguh Wijaya Mulya205905
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2021 07:03
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2021 07:03
URI: http://repository.ubaya.ac.id/id/eprint/39794

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