Mental Health and Social Space: Towards Inclusionary Geographies / Edition 1

Mental Health and Social Space: Towards Inclusionary Geographies / Edition 1

by Hester Parr
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405168935

ISBN-13: 9781405168939

Pub. Date: 02/19/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Through a series of case studies this book brings to the fore the voices, lives, and capacities of people with mental health problems as well as the difficulties they face. It effectively demonstrates the ways people with mental health problems are active in re-scripting versions of social recovery through their use of very different community

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Through a series of case studies this book brings to the fore the voices, lives, and capacities of people with mental health problems as well as the difficulties they face. It effectively demonstrates the ways people with mental health problems are active in re-scripting versions of social recovery through their use of very different community spaces.

  • Offers a 'hopeful epistemology' not typically found in mental health-related research
  • Interrogates neo-liberal dogma that defines people with mental health problems as active social citizens wholly responsible for their own recoveries and acceptance
  • Brings to the fore the voices of, lives, capacities and difficulties facing people with mental health problems
  • Imaginatively differentiates rural, urban, interest and technological communities, disrupting familiar and conventional accounts of social inclusion and 'the local'
  • Demonstrates how people with mental health problems are active in re-scripting their own social recoveries through their use and understanding of different social spaces

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405168939
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/19/2008
Series:
RGS-IBG Book Series, #12
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures     vi
Series Editors' Preface     viii
Preface and Acknowledgements     ix
Geographies of Difference: Understanding Mental (Ill) Health and Social Space     1
Placing Mental Health: Community, Inclusion and Citizenship     31
Cultural Landscapes: Rural Communities and Mental Health     57
Therapeutic Natures? Urban Gardening, Citizenship and Social Inclusion     80
Artistic Spaces: The Arts and Mental Health     106
Virtual Communities: The Internet and Online Geographies of Self-Help     135
Conclusion: Innovative Geographies of Mental Health     162
References     185
Index     205

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