Introduction to Occupation

Introduction to Occupation : The Art of Science and Living

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The second edition of Introduction to Occupation: The Art and Science of Living, presents the latest knowledge about occupation so that each of us around the world may understand how to seize and harvest our days for health, well-being, happiness and the development of more just and peaceful societies. Introduction to Occupation will appeal to any student, practitioner, researcher or educator with an interest in everyday life. Practical as well as conceptual, this book challenges readers to look beyond occupation as just "work" to include all the ways in which we occupy ourselves-showing how what we do forms our lifestyle, and how occupations are enfolded to create a balanced or unbalanced style of life. Broad in perspective, it explores both informal and formal ways for studying occupation, provides a model and framework for studying occupational development across the lifespan, and considers issues and insights surrounding a variety of "occupational" topics.
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  • Paperback | 456 pages
  • 178 x 230 x 26mm | 698.53g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0131999427
  • 9780131999428
  • 87,168

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The second edition of "Introduction to Occupation: The Art and Science of Living," presents the latest knowledge about occupation so that each of us around the world may understand how to seize and harvest our days for health, well-being, happiness and the development of more just and peaceful societies. "Introduction to Occupation" will appeal to any student, practitioner, researcher or educator with an interest in everyday life. Practical as well as conceptual, this book challenges readers to look "beyond" occupation as just "work" to include "all" the ways in which we "occupy" ourselves-showing how what we do forms our lifestyle, and how occupations are enfolded to create a balanced or unbalanced style of life. Broad in perspective, it explores both informal and formal ways for studying occupation, provides a model and framework for studying occupational development across the lifespan, and considers issues and insights surrounding a variety of "occupational" topics.
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Table of contents

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Occupation by Charles Christiansen & Elizabeth Townsend Chapter Profile Introduction Understanding the Complexity of Occupation How Do You Occupy Your Time? What Occupies You? Occupations Create MeaningWhat Is Your Occupation? How Does Context Determine What People Do (And When)? Biological Factors Psychological Factors Contextual FactorsOccupations, Health, Well-Being and Participation in Society Chapter Summary References Chapter 2 What Is Occupation? Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Defining and Classifying Human Activity by Jennifer JarmanChapter Profile Introduction Occupation in Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science Occupation in the Social Sciences Occupation in Government Statistics Chapter Summary References Endnotes Chapter 3 What Do People Do? By Andrew Harvey & Wendy PentlandChapter Profile Introduction The Structure of Daily Occupations Conceptualizing What People Do Four Types of Occupations: Necessary, Contracted, Committed, Free TimeOccupational RolesLife ProjectsMeaning of Activities and OccupationsFactors Influencing What People Do: Intrinsic, ExtrinsicDimensions of Occupational BehaviorContextual Constraints Influencing Occupational Behavour Why Study What People Do? How Do We Find Out What People Do? What Do People Do? Time Use Across Countries Over Time Time Use Across Sub-populations The Context of Doing Secondary Activity and OccupationChapter Summary References Chapter 4 Occupational Development by Jane Davis & Helene PolatajkoChapter Profile Introduction An Occupational Perspective on Development An Occupational Perspective A Perspective on DevelopmentInteractionism as a Framework for Occupational Development An Interactionist Definition of Occupational Development An Interactional Model of Occupational DevelopmentChapter Summary References Endnotes Chapter 5 The Occupational Nature of Social Groups by Charles Christiansen & Elizabeth TownsendChapter Profile Introduction What Makes Communities Inherently Social and Occupational? Experiencing Shared Occupations How and Why Did Group Living Develop? Evolutionary Highlights in Developing the Occupational Nature of Social Groups How and Why Do Occupations Determine a Social Group's Potential to Flounder or Flourish? Chapter Summary References Chapter 6 Occupational Transitions: Work to Retirement by Hans JonssonChapter ProfileIntroductionRetirement as an Occupational TransitionAttitudes to RetirementLeaving Work for Retirement - Why are you Leaving?Different Directions in Retirement NarrativesGoing into Retirement - Why are you Entering?The Paradox of FreedomGliding Into a Slower Rhythm of LifeChange in MeaningTwo Types of Retirement Narratives - To Get Time or To Kill TimeEngaging Occupation For a Good Life as RetireeCultural Images of RetirementReferences Chapter 7 Occupational Balance and Well-Being by Catherine BackmanChapter ProfileIntroductionOccupational Balance Origins in Occupational Therapy Occupational ImbalanceWork - Life Balance Work - Life Conflict and Role OverloadLifestyle BalanceIs Occupational Balance Achievable?Occupational Balance, Health and Well-BeingChapter Summary References Chapter 8 Occupations and Places by Tobi Ballou HamiltonChapter Profile Introduction Understanding PlaceOccupations as Experiences in Places How Places Influence Occupation Places as Environments for Learning, Play and Safety How Occupations Influence Places Place, Occupations, and Well-Being Chapter Summary References Chapter 9 Work, Occupation and Leisure by Jiri ZuzanekChapter ProfileIntroductionEmpirical Support for the Work-Leisure Relationship ScenariosLeisure and OccupationLong Hours of Work, Time Crunch, and LeisureChapter Summary References Chapter 10 Occupational Deprivation: Understanding Limited Participation by Gail WhitefordChapter Profile Introduction Defining Occupational Deprivation Identifying Barriers to Participation: Five Illustrations of Occupational Deprivation Geographic Isolation Problem Conditions of Employment Incarceration Sex-Role Stereotyping Refugee-ismDisability and Occupational DeprivationUsing an Occupational Justice Framework to Address Occupational DeprivationChapter Summary References Suggested Readings Chapter 11 Occupational Justice by Robin Stadnyk, Elizabeth Townsend & Ann Wilcock Chapter Profile Introduction Defining Occupational JusticeIdeas About JusticeAn Evolving Theory of Occupational Justice Distinctions Between Occupational and Social Justice Using Stories to Consider an Exploratory Theory of Occupational Justice Chapter Summary References Endnotes Chapter 12 Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy: Occupation at Centre Stage by Matthew MolineuxChapter ProfileOccupational Therapy A Brief Historical Overview Occupation in PracticeOccupational Science What is Occupational Science? Occupational Science ResearchThe Relationship Between the Science and TherapyConclusionReferences Glossary Answers to Study Guide QuestionsIndex
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