Healing Waters: Therapeutic Landscapes in Historic and Contemporary Ireland

Healing Waters: Therapeutic Landscapes in Historic and Contemporary Ireland

by Ronan Foley
Healing Waters: Therapeutic Landscapes in Historic and Contemporary Ireland

Healing Waters: Therapeutic Landscapes in Historic and Contemporary Ireland

by Ronan Foley

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138260269
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/11/2016
Series: Geographies of Health Series
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.19(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ronan Foley is a lecturer in Geography at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables, List of Boxes, Preface, Acknowledgements, 1 I ntroduction, 2 Holy Wells: The Faith Cure, 3 Spa Towns: The Rest Cure, 4 Turkish Baths and Sweat-houses: The Sweating Cure, 5 Sea Bathing: The Thalassic Cure, 6 The Modern Spa: The Relaxation Cure, 7 Conclusion, Glossary, Bibliography, Index
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