Politics of Occupation-Centred Practice
Reflections on Occupational Engagement Across Cultures
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|Format:||Paperback, 256 pages|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 18 May 2012|
Politics of Occupation-Centred Practice addresses the cultural aspects of occupational identity and draws out the implications for practice, moving beyond the clinical environment to include the occupational therapist's work in the wider community. It explores the development of individual occupational narratives, community traditions and their roots in everyday experiences, offering a range of examples from distinctive populations to demonstrate approaches to forming sustainable occupational engagements. Chapters span such key areas as 'Experiences of Disaster', 'Social Inclusion', 'Disability and Participation', and 'Sexuality, Disability Cultures and Occupation'. This cutting edge text, coordinated by two distinguished researchers and educators in the global field of occupational therapy and science, is designed to meet the needs of students studying the conceptual foundations of occupational therapy, occupational science, role emerging practice, occupational justice, community development and community based rehabilitation. The book will also be of interest to academics and practitioners exploring new practice contexts created by the drive to address the diversity and inclusion agenda.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors vii Foreword ix Acknowledgements xi 1 Introduction 1 Nick Pollard and Dikaios Sakellariou 2 The Language of Occupation 25 Nick Pollard and Dikaios Sakellariou 3 Occupational Literacy 42 Nick Pollard and Dikaios Sakellariou 4 A Grammar for a Language of Occupation 51 Nick Pollard and Dikaios Sakellariou 5 Towards a Transformational Grammar of Occupation 61 Nick Pollard and Dikaios Sakellariou 6 Narratives of Recognition 72 Dikaios Sakellariou and Nick Pollard 7 Narratives and Truths 81 Dikaios Sakellariou and Nick Pollard 8 Occupation in a Greek Town: Flowing, Emergent, Flexible across Time and Space 92 Sarah Kantartzis, Matthew Molineux and Sally Foster 9 Indigenous Ainu Occupational Identities and the Natural Environment in Hokkaido 106 Mami Aoyama 10 People with Disabilities and Participation: Experiences and Challenges of an Occupational Therapy Practice in the City of Sa˜o Paulo, Brazil 128 Sandra Maria Galheigo, Fa'tima Correa Oliver, Taisa Gomes Ferreira and Marta Aoki 11 Communities of Writing 146 Nick Pollard 12 Disability, Sexuality and Intimacy 162 Pamela Block, Russell Shuttleworth, Jacob Pratt, Hope Block and Linda Rammler 13 Models and Human Occupation 180 Nick Pollard and Neil Carver 14 Participation, Time, Effort and Speech Disability Justice 197 Devva Kasnitz and Pamela Block 15 A Society Founded on Occupation 217 Nick Pollard and Dikaios Sakellariou Index 237
About the Author
Nick Pollard is research coordinator for occupational therapy in the Centre for Health and Social Care Research and is a senior lecturer in occupational therapy. Nick has published in peer reviewed journals and influential texts and his work has been presented at international conferences in the UK, Europe, North America and Australia. Dikaios Sakellariou is a Lecturer in Occupational Therapy at Cardiff University. His research interests include occupational justice, injustice and apartheid; sexuality and disability; and qualitative research methodologies and their usefulness in exploring experiences of occupation.
"What makes this book exciting is the fresh insights it offers to persistent issues within the occupational therapy." ( British Journal of Occupational Therapy , 1 February 2013)
|Publisher: ||Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)|
|Dimensions: ||24.0 x 17.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.40 kg)|