GARTNAVEL: an experiment in teaching ‘Asylum Week’

McGeachan, C. and Parr, H. (2019) GARTNAVEL: an experiment in teaching ‘Asylum Week’. In: Atkinson, S. and Hunt, R. (eds.) GeoHumanities and Health. Series: Global perspectives on health geography. Springer: Cham, Switzerland, pp. 193-213. ISBN 9783030214050 (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-21406-7_12)

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Abstract

We approach Gartnavel Royal Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, as a site of pedagogy via foot, archival record, and film. We animate the mental health asylum as a contemporary space of learning and geohumanities education. We share elements of lectures, a field visit and workshops that bring undergraduate students up-close to asylum geographies past and present. We creatively render these materials on the page as means to explore educational and experimental encounters with shifting forms of medical intervention on the human mind-body.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McGeachan, Dr Cheryl and Parr, Professor Hester
Authors: McGeachan, C., and Parr, H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Publisher:Springer
ISBN:9783030214050
Published Online:31 August 2019

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