Reflections on occupation, culture and social transformation

POLLARD, Nicholas (2016). Reflections on occupation, culture and social transformation. In: Dia de Terapia Ocucpacional, Bogota, Colombia. Colegio Colombiana de Terapia Ocupacional. (Unpublished)

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The presentation which follows has come from my reflections on the community focus of human purposeful occupation as the collective doing that constitutes culture. Bonder, Martin and Miracle (2004) illustrate the significance of understanding the nature of culture as something which is learned, develops over time, enables evaluation, and is based and transmitted in interaction for occupation based practices. Socially transformative health interventions can be based in popular cultures such as folk song and dance as well as vernacular writing practices. I will consider these practices in relation to the idea of social movements (which it can be argued would be true of some understandings of folk culture and working class writing and community publishing) and the implications this might have for a socially transformative practice.

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Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2020 14:17
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