Healing Waters: Therapeutic Landscapes in Historic and Contemporary Ireland

Healing Waters: Therapeutic Landscapes in Historic and Contemporary Ireland

Healing Waters: Therapeutic Landscapes in Historic and Contemporary Ireland

Healing Waters: Therapeutic Landscapes in Historic and Contemporary Ireland

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Overview

This book investigates associations between water, health, place and culture in Ireland, showing how health and place are socially and culturally constructed and how health is embodied, experienced and enacted in place.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409488620
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 11/28/2012
Series: Ashgate's Geographies of Health series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 19 MB
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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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