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The Routledge Companion to Health Humanities

Edited by: Paul Crawford , Brian Brown , Andrea Charise

Print publication date:  February  2020
Online publication date:  February  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138579903
eBook ISBN: 9780429469060
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The health humanities is a rapidly rising field, advancing an inclusive, democratizing, activist, applied, critical, and culturally diverse approach to delivering health and well-being through the arts and humanities. It has generated new kinds of interdisciplinary research, knowledge, and communities of practice globally. It has also acted to bring greater coherence and political force to contributions across a range of related disciplines and traditions.

In this volume, a formidable set of authors explore the history, current state, and future of the health humanities, in particular how its vision of the arts and humanities:

  • Promotes creative public health.
  • Opens new routes to health and well-being.
  • Informs and drives better health care.
  • Interrogates relationships between ill health and social equality.
  • Develops humanist theory in relation to health and social care practice.
  • Foregrounds cultural difference as a resource for positive change in society.
  • Tests the humanity of an increasingly globalized health-care system.
  • Looks to overcome structural and process obstacles to cross-disciplinary ventures.
  • Champions co-construction, co-design, and mutuality in solving health and well-being challenges.
  • Showcases less familiar, prominent, or celebrated creative practices.
  • Includes multiple perspectives on the value and health benefits of the arts and humanities not limited to or dominated by medicine.

Divided into two main sections, the Companion looks at "Reflections and Critical Perspectives," offering current thinking and definitions within health humanities, and "Applications," comprising a wide selection of applied arts and humanities practices from comedy, writing, and dancing to yoga, cooking, and horticultural display.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The health humanities, genealogies of health care, and the consolation of understanding Download PDF
Chapter  2:  On applying the arts and humanities in austere times Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Creative practices in challenging places Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Visionary medicine Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Digital life and health humanities Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The palimpsest Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Representations of medical and health delivery paradigms Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Post-conflict resolution and the health humanities Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Comics and graphic medicine as a third space for the health humanities Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Medicine within health humanities Download PDF
Chapter  11:  A health humanities sublime Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Visualizing within health-care practice Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Health humanities and the creative disciplines Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Co-design as a democratizing force Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Indigenous health humanities Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Accessibility and advocacy in health humanities Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The role of the imagination in the practices of the health humanities Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Inventing Edward Jenner Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Selling the de-pharmaceuticalization of insomnia Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The problem with “burnout” Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Medical poetics Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Creative arts adult community learning Download PDF
Chapter  23:  What zombies can tell us about contemporary health care Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Finding the subject in the objectified Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Establishing, promoting, and growing the health humanities in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Australia AND New Zealand Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Imaginations of health humanities in African contexts Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Intervention theater Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Gallery and museum visiting Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Poetry and Male Eating Disorders Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Photography Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Fashion and textiles Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Classics Download PDF
Chapter  34:  History Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Life-writing Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Reading Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Dancing Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Masks Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Puppetry Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Drawing Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Papermaking Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Making music Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Shared music listening Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Clay modeling Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Architecture Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Digital storytelling Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Heavy metal music Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Graphic medicine Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Horticultural arts Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Choirs and singing Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Ancient texts Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Capoeira Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Kundalini yoga Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Musical composition and vocal expression Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Storytelling Download PDF
Chapter  57:  Applied theatre Download PDF
Chapter  58:  Visual arts Download PDF
Chapter  59:  Knitting Download PDF
Chapter  60:  Therapeutic filmmaking Download PDF
Chapter  61:  Cooking Download PDF
Chapter  62:  Aesthetics of space Download PDF
Chapter  63:  Law Download PDF
Chapter  64:  Quilting Download PDF
Chapter  65:  Sensory design and smart textiles Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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