Introduction to Occupation: The Art and Science of Living: New Multidisciplinary Perspectives for understanding human occupation as a central feature of individual experience and social organization / Edition 1

Introduction to Occupation: The Art and Science of Living: New Multidisciplinary Perspectives for understanding human occupation as a central feature of individual experience and social organization / Edition 1

by Charles H. Christiansen, Elizabeth A. Townsend, Elizabethw Elizabeth, Elizabeth Townsend
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130133035

ISBN-13: 9780130133038

Pub. Date: 02/06/2003

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Human occupation is nothing less than the way we describe the experiences that account for our pathway through life - the activities that fill up each day. Its study leads to a greater understanding of how people view, orchestrate, draw meaning from, and improve their lives, as well as the satisfaction that they draw from life. Broad in perspective,

Overview

Human occupation is nothing less than the way we describe the experiences that account for our pathway through life - the activities that fill up each day. Its study leads to a greater understanding of how people view, orchestrate, draw meaning from, and improve their lives, as well as the satisfaction that they draw from life. Broad in perspective, Introduction to Occupation: The Art and Science of Living brings together an outstanding team of authors to explore both informal and formal ways for studying occupation.

    Features:
  • Discusses numerous ways to learn about occupation through observation.
  • Details formal and informal ranges of research methods.
  • Presents a framework for occupation across the lifespan.
  • Highlights how identity is shaped by occupation.
  • Outlines social responsibilities that result from occupations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130133038
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
02/06/2003
Edition description:
FIRST
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.94(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents



Introduction and Foreword by Dr. John Robinson.


Preface.


1. Introduction to Occupation.


2. The Study of Occupation.


3. What Is Occupation? Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Defining and Classifying Human Activity.


4. What Do People Do?


5. Occupational Development.


6. Occupation and Identity: Becoming Who We Are Through What We Do.


7. The Occupational Nature of Communities.


8. Occupations and Places.


9. Occupations as Means for Individual and Group Participation in Life.


10. When People Can't Participate: Occupational Deprivation.


11. Occupational Justice.


Glossary of Terms.


Index.

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