Heritage and well-being: Therapeutic places past and present.

Darvill, T., Heaslip, V. and Barrass, K., 2018. Heritage and well-being: Therapeutic places past and present. In: Galvin, K., ed. Routledge Handbook of Well-Being. Routledge.

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Abstract

Ancient sites such as Stonehenge, UK, and Santiago de Compostela, Spain, have long been directly associated with healing and the promotion of well-being. It is a dimension of heritage that continues into the present day. This chapter contextualizes public perceptions and aspirational public policies in relation to heritage and well-being by reviewing the development of interest in therapeutic places, and summarizing the achievements of projects that promoted physical and mental well-being through access to heritage landscapes, encounters with museum collections, participation in archaeological fieldwork, and journeys around ancient monuments. Three dimensions are common to many successful projects: the idea of journeying; structured engagements between people and places; and the opportunities offered for human interaction and making sense of empirical experiences.

Item Type:Book Section
ISBN:9781138850101, 9781315724966
Number of Pages:346
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:30738
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:21 May 2018 11:09
Last Modified:18 Sep 2018 13:57

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