Therapeutic Landscapes: Advances and Applications

Therapeutic Landscapes: Advances and Applications

by Allison Williams
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754670996

ISBN-13: 9780754670995

Pub. Date: 12/01/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The therapeutic landscape concept, first introduced early in the 1990s, has been widely employed in health/medical geography and gaining momentum in various health-related disciplines. This is the first book published in several years, and provides an introduction to the concept and its applications. Written by health/medical geographers and anthropologists, it

Overview

The therapeutic landscape concept, first introduced early in the 1990s, has been widely employed in health/medical geography and gaining momentum in various health-related disciplines. This is the first book published in several years, and provides an introduction to the concept and its applications. Written by health/medical geographers and anthropologists, it addresses contemporary applications in the natural and built environments; for special populations, such as substance abusers; and in health care sites, a new and evolving area - and provides an array of critiques or contestations of the concept and its various applications. The conclusion of the work provides a critical evaluation of the development and progress of the concept to date, signposting the likely avenues for future investigation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754670995
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Series:
Ashgate's Geographies of Health Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction: the continuing maturation of the therapeutic landscape concept, Allison M. Williams; Part 1 Traditional Therapeutic Landscapes: Natural and Built Environments: Ambiguous landscapes: sun, risk and recreation on New Zealand beaches, Damian Collins and Robin Kearns; The experimental economy of stillness: places of retreat in contemporary Britain, David Conradson; From Rishikesh to Yogaville: the globalization of therapeutic landscapes, Anne-Cécile Hoyez; Healing landscapes in the Alps: Heidi by Johanna Spyri, Allison M. Williams. Part 2 Therapeutic Geographies for Special Populations: Making clean and sober places: the intersections of therapeutic landscapes and substance abuse treatment, Geoffrey DeVeteuil, Robert D. Wilton and Shaun Klassen; Anxious subjectivities and spaces of care: therapeutic geographies of the UK National Phobics Society, Joyce Davidson and Hester Parr; Preventative applications of the therapeutic landscapes concept in urban residential settings: a quantitative application, Matthias Braubach; A 'family friendly' place: family leisure, identity and wellbeing—the zoo as therapeutic landscape, Bonnie Hallman. Part 3 Applications in Health Care Sites: Applications of concepts of therapeutic landscapes to the design of hospitals in the UK: the example of a mental health facility in London, Wil Gesler and Sarah Curtis; The writing's on the wall: decoding the interior spaces of the hospital waiting room, Valorie A. Crookes and Joshua Evans; Therapeutic landscapes for older people: care with commodification, liminality, and ambiguity, Malcolm P. Cutchin; Home as therapeutic landscape: family caregivers providing palliative care at home, Rhonda Donovan and Allison Williams. Part 4 Contesting Landscapes as Therapeutic: Contemporary Advances: Gay bathhouses: the transgression of health in therapeutic places, Gavin J. Andrews and Dave Holmes; The therapeutic landscapes of the Kaqchikel of San Lucas Tolimßn, Guatemala, Julie M.Sperling and Jody F. Decker; Restoration or risk? Exploring the place of the common place, Christine Milligan; Surviving profoundly unhealthy places: the ambivalent, fragile and absent therapeutic landscapes of the Soviet gulag, Geoffrey DeVerteuil and Gavin J. Andrews. Part 5 Transcending Geography: Applications in the Anthropology of Health: Introduction: understanding therapeutic landscapes from the perspectives of medical anthropology and environmental psychology, Julie Pranikoff and Setha Low; Therapeutic uses of place in the intentional space of purposive community, Brian A. Hoey; The therapeutic landscape of dementia care: contours of intersubjective spaces for sustaining the person, Athena McLean; Reclaiming the therapeutic value of public space through roadside art and memorials in rural Nevada, Dawn Einwalter; The construction of place as aesthetic-therapeutic, Peter Collins; Index.

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