Occupational Science: Society, Inclusion, Participation
February 2012, ©2012, Wiley-Blackwell
The second section of the books comprises a series of chapters that address the philosophical, theoretical and scientific bases that underpin and inform everyday decision making in occupational therapy practice. This is followed by a section on methodological and structural considerations. The concluding chapter offers a critical reflection on methods, strategies, values and relationships for the future, to achieve a relevant science that makes a difference to current occupational realities. Written by an internationally renowned team of contributors, this book offers a truly comprehensive critique of the field.
• Internationally renowned Editors and contributors
• First comprehensive text on occupational science
• Fully up to date with the latest thinking and research
• Links theory to practice
About the Editors ix
Part I: Introduction
1 Introduction to critical perspectives in occupational science
Clare Hocking and Gail E. Whiteford
2 What would Paulo Freire think of occupational science? 8
Part II: Understanding occupation
3 Transactionalism: Occupational science and the pragmatic
Malcolm P. Cutchin and Virginia A. Dickie
4 Understanding the discursive development of occupation:
Historico-political perspectives 38
Sarah Kantartzis and Matthew Molineux
5 Occupations through the looking glass: Reflecting on
occupational scientists’ ontological assumptions 54
Part III: Ways of knowing occupation
6 Knowledge paradigms in occupational science: Pluralistic
Elizabeth Anne Kinsella
7 Occupation and ideology 86
8 Governing through occupation: Shaping expectations and
Debbie Laliberte Rudman
9 When occupation goes ‘wrong’: A critical
reflection on risk discourses and their relevance in shaping
Silke Dennhardt and Debbie Laliberte Rudman
Part IV: Ways of doing in occupational science
10 The case for multiple research methodologies 137
Valerie A. Wright-St Clair
11 Occupational choice: The significance of socio-economic and
political factors 152
12 The International Society for Occupational Science: A
critique of its role in facilitating the development of
occupational science through international networks and
intercultural dialogue 163
Part V: Visioning a way forward
13 Occupation, inclusion and participation 187
Gail E. Whiteford and Robert B. Pereira
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