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Culture and Health: A Wider Horizon

Editor: Ola Sigurdson
Participants: Pam Fredman, Ola Sigurdson, Gunilla Priebe, Morten Sager, Katarina Bernhardsson and Daniel Brodén
City of publication, publisher, year: Gothenburg, LIR, University of Gothenburg, 2014/2015

The book presents the highly topical research area from a broad and multidisciplinary perspective.
Culture and Health: A Wider Horizon raises basic issues such as:
• What do the concepts of culture and health actually mean?
• How did the area emerge in Sweden?
• How does one conduct research within culture and health?
• Can one avoid an instrumentalisation of the arts – and should one?

Culture and Health: A Wider Horizon also provides an extensive introduction to two central international research orientations: "arts and health" and "medical humanities". Also provided is a view of the diversity of research perspectives within the area at the University of Gothenburg.

The book is at once an accessible and in-depth introduction to the field from many vantage points. It is directed at researchers, students, decision-makers and professionals as an important resource for future research as well as practical work.

The book is available for download as a pdf-file:

Medical humanities at the Faculty of Arts, University of Gothenburg: A report (only in Swedish)

Authors: Wilhelm Kardemark and Ola Sigurdson
City of publication, publisher, year of publication: Gothenburg, Gothenburg University, 2014

In a landscape for higher education and research that is in a state of flux, ever greater demands are made on the academic disciplines to show their relevance for contemporary societal challenges. One of the areas that clarifies the relevance of the humanities is what has come to be called "medical humanities".

In their report Medical Humanities at the Faculty of Arts, University of Gothenburg, Ola Sigurdson, professor of systematic theology and director of the Centre for Culture and Health, and Wilhelm Kardemark, Doctor of Philosophy of systematic theology, provide an overview of the innovative research field.

The report describes how medical humanities as an area has come to be developed, how it has been defined and what relevance it might have, what the area looks like in Sweden on the whole and at the University of Gothenburg in particular. Sigurdson and Kardemark also present possible strategies for a venture within the field on behalf of the Faculty of Arts.

The report is available for download as a pdf-file:

Culture and Health: Essays on the Relationship between Cultural Expressions and Health Conditions (only in Swedish)

Editors: Gunnar Bjursell and Lotta Westerhäll
Publisher, city of publication, year of publication: Santérus, Stockholm, 2008

Read more about the book on the publisher's home page: www.santerus.se

Other publications

Culture and Health: Symposium November 10, 2008, Gothenburg: Stiftelsen Anna Ahrenbergs fond för vetenskapliga m.fl. ändamål and Kungl. Vetenskaps- och Vitterhets-Samhället i Göteborg.

Culture and Health: Inaugural seminar April 18, 2007, Gothenburg: Gothenburg University.

Contact Information

Centre for Culture and Health

Box 200, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

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Utskriftsdatum: 2020-07-10