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.
Allison Williams is Associate Professor at the School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University, Canada. Contributors: Allison Williams, Robin Kearns, Damian Collins, David Conradson, Anne-Cecile Hoyez, Robert Wilton, Geoffrey DeVeteuil, Shaun Klassen, Joyce Davidson, Hester Parr, Matthias Braubach, Bonnie Hallman, Wilbert Gesler, Sarah Curtis, Valorie Crookes, Joshua Evans, Malcolm Cutchin, Rhonda Donovan, Gavin Andrews, David Holmes, Jule Sperling, Jody Decker, Christine Milligan, Setha Low, Julie R. Pranikoff, Brian Hoey, Athena McLean, Dawn Einwalter, Peter Collins.
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Date of Publication
Alternative Therapies & Health
Geographies of Health Series
Country of Publication
Ashgate Publishing Limited
includes 12 tables, 10 figures, 15 maps and 10 b&w photos