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Wellbeing and Place free pdf The last twenty years have witnessed an important movement in the aspirations of public policy beyond meeting merely material goals towards a range of outcomes captured through the use of the term 'wellbeing'. Nonetheless, the concept of wellbeing is itself ill-defined, a term used in multiple different contexts with different meanings and policy implications. Bringing together a range of perspectives, this volume examines the intersections of wellbeing and place, including immediate applied policy concerns as well as more critical academic engagements. Conceptualisations of place, context and settings have come under critical examination, and more nuanced and varied understandings are drawn out from both academic and policy-related research. Whilst quantitative and some policy approaches treat place as a static backdrop or context, others explore the interrelationships of emotional, social, cultural and experiential meanings that are both shape place and are shaped in place. Similarly, wellbeing may be understood as a relatively stable and measurable entity or as a more situation-dependent and relational effect. The book is structured into two sections: essays that explore the dynamics that determine wellbeing in relation to place and essays that explore contested understandings of wellbeing both empirically and theoretically.

About Dr. Sara Fuller

Sarah Atkinson, Dr, Associate Director, Centre for Medical Humanitites, Durham University, UK, Sara Fuller, Centre for Medical Humanitites, Durham University, UK and Joe Painter, Centre for Medical Humanitites, Durham University, UK. Sarah Atkinson, Sara Fuller, Joe Painter, David Conradson, Helen Beck, Mylene Riva, Sarah Curtis, Rose Gilroy, Gordon Jack, Andrea Wheeler, Sandra Carlisle, Phil Hanlon, David Reilly, Andrew Lyon, Gregor Henderson, Stuart Muirhead, Rebecca Schaaf, Melania Calestani, Karen Scott, Lorraine Gibson, Jo Little, Ian Wight.

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Author : Dr. Sara Fuller
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing Limited
Data Published : 13 July 2012
ISBN : 1409420604
EAN : 9781409420606
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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