9780131999428

Introduction to Occupation The Art of Science and Living

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131999428

  • ISBN10:

    0131999427

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/22/2009
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

The second edition ofIntroduction to Occupation: The Art and Science of Living, presents the latest knowledge about occupation so that each of us around the world may understand how to seize and harvest our days for health, well-being, happiness and the development of more just and peaceful societies. Introduction to Occupation will appeal to any student, practitioner, researcher or educator with an interest in everyday life. Practical as well as conceptual, this book challenges readers to lookbeyondoccupation as just "work" to includeallthe ways in which weoccupyourselvesshowing how what we do forms our lifestyle, and how occupations are enfolded to create a balanced or unbalanced style of life. Broad in perspective, it explores both informal and formal ways for studying occupation, provides a model and framework for studying occupational development across the lifespan, and considers issues and insights surrounding a variety of "occupational" topics.For anyone interested in various perspectives on how people occupy their time.

Table of Contents

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 Edited
American Occupational Therapy Foundation, Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Pearson Health Science, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 07458
To Caren, Jim, Janet and Kim, who have always been there for me
To my colleagues and family for persistent support, and to my good fortune in being a woman with many occupational possibilities
Foreword
Preface
An Introduction to Occupation
Townsend Chapter Profile
Introduction
Understanding the Complexity of Occupation
How Do You Occupy Your Time?
What Occupies You?
Occupations Create Meaning What Is Your Occupation?
How Does Context Determine What People Do (And When)?
Biological Factors
Psychological Factors
Contextual Factors Occupations, Health, Well-Being and Participation in Society Chapter Summary
References
Cultural Perspectives on Occupations
Chapter Profile
Introduction
Relativism and the Consequences of Culture
Culture in Time and Place
Culture as Shared Experience and Meanings
Science as Culture and Context for Occupational Knowledge Situated Constructions of Occupation
A Cultural Example Particular World Views
East Asian Views of the Cosmos
An Examination of the East Asian Version of the Cosmological Myth
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