Healing Waters: Therapeutic Landscapes in Historic and Contemporary Ireland

1st Edition

Ronan Foley

Routledge
Published November 11, 2016
Reference - 230 Pages
ISBN 9781138260269 - CAT# Y313959

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Summary

Bringing together a range of different place-studies, including holy wells, spa towns, Turkish baths and sweat-houses, sea-bathing and the modern spa, this book investigates associations between water, health, place and culture in Ireland. It is informed by a humanistic approach, showing how health and place are socially and culturally constructed and how health is embodied, experienced and enacted in place. In addition, the work argues that an understanding of health and place must also consider the historical, societal and cultural orthodoxies that shape and produce those places.

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