Transactional Perspectives on Occupation

Editors: Cutchin, Malcolm P., Dickie, Virginia A. (Eds.)

  • The first book to focus on theoretical perspectives that stretch to empirical examples and applied contexts
  • Draws on the most recent theoretical, empirical, and practical developments in occupational science and related fields
  • Provocative and critical analysis of the focal concept for occupational therapy and science
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About this book

An occupation is, most simply put, any activity we participate in that engages (occupies) our attention, interests, and/or expectations, at any point throughout the life course. This book offers an emerging and innovative perspective on occupation, based in the work of American philosopher John Dewey and other pragmatists, that challenges accepted ideas. Each chapter presents a lively and multifaceted dialogue on transactional perspectives on occupation. Scholars from Europe, North America, and Australasia have written a diverse set of arguments and case studies about occupation, covering theoretical, methodological and applied issues relevant to the topic. In addition, contributors make connections with significant authors from various disciplines that make clearer the roles of occupation and occupational science across many cultures and contexts. The transactional perspectives articulated in this book both implicitly and explicitly suggest that occupations are forms of activity that create and re-create a multitude of our relationships with the world. Often taken for granted by some academic disciplines, occupation is a core element of human life. This book is a provocative and critical analysis of the focal concept for occupational therapy and science.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Transactional Perspectives on Occupation: An Introduction and Rationale

    Cutchin, Malcolm P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Dewey’s Concepts of Embodiment, Growth, and Occupation: Extended Bases for a Transactional Perspective

    Aldrich, Rebecca M. (et al.)

    Pages 13-23

  • Being Occupied in the Everyday

    Clair, Valerie A. Wright-St (et al.)

    Pages 25-37

  • Resituating the Meaning of Occupation: A Transactional Perspective

    Reed, Kirk (et al.)

    Pages 39-49

  • Conceptual Insights for Expanding Thinking Regarding the Situated Nature of Occupation

    Rudman, Debbie Laliberte (et al.)

    Pages 51-63

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transactional Perspectives on Occupation
Editors
  • Malcolm P. Cutchin
  • Virginia A. Dickie
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4429-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4429-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4428-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9471-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 268
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