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Healing Rites of Passage: Salutogenesis in Serious Fun Camps

Healing Rites of Passage: Salutogenesis in Serious Fun Camps

Forthcoming

Peter Kearney
October 15, 2018

This book examines how ‘Therapeutic Recreation’ transforms the social health of children enduring or recovering from life-threatening illnesses such as cancer and leukaemia. With studies drawn from ‘Serious Fun’ projects in the USA, the UK, France, Ireland and Israel, the author explores how camp...

Late Modern Subjectivity and its Discontents: Anxiety, Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease

Late Modern Subjectivity and its Discontents: Anxiety, Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease

Kieran Keohane, Anders Petersen, Bert van den Bergh
August 14, 2018

 This book analyses three of the most prevalent illnesses of late modernity: anxiety, depression and Alzheimer’s disease, in terms of their relation to cultural pathologies of the social body. Usually these conditions are interpreted clinically in terms of individualized symptoms and responded...

States of Intoxication: The Place of Alcohol in Civilisation

States of Intoxication: The Place of Alcohol in Civilisation

John O'Brien
June 08, 2018

This book provides an illuminating perspective on alcohol use, drawing on approaches from both anthropological research and historical sociology to examine our ambivalent attitudes to alcohol in the modern West. From anthropological research on non-Western, non-modern cultures, the author...

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