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Är naturen i sig läkande?

Löwenthal, Victoria LU (2020) SANK02 20201
Social Anthropology
Abstract
This paper discusses whether nature as a healing power and a source for recuperation is of universal character, or if the many benefits from nature might be a result of a social and a cultural construction. Many studies show that nature is associated with better mental and physical health. Humans are said to have an innate connection to nature and natural processes as a heritage from when we were living on the savannah, when finding refuge and food were the most important things in our daily life. But most research tend to completely avoid or exclude the cultural aspects while studying nature’s impact on us humans. In nature-based rehabilitation and other green therapies – as for example Shinrin yoku, forrest bathing, the absence of the... (More)
This paper discusses whether nature as a healing power and a source for recuperation is of universal character, or if the many benefits from nature might be a result of a social and a cultural construction. Many studies show that nature is associated with better mental and physical health. Humans are said to have an innate connection to nature and natural processes as a heritage from when we were living on the savannah, when finding refuge and food were the most important things in our daily life. But most research tend to completely avoid or exclude the cultural aspects while studying nature’s impact on us humans. In nature-based rehabilitation and other green therapies – as for example Shinrin yoku, forrest bathing, the absence of the cultural perspective leaves me with several questions regarding its general application. Ethnologists tell us a lot about our relation to nature overtimes and the way we ́ve created a positive core value out of nature in a search for more human and warm values in a postindustrial era. In this paper I will expose my personal experience from working with women from many different countries in a women ́s shelter in the countryside and the problems we faced in relation to the chosen area. (Less)
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Löwenthal, Victoria LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
När grått är flott och grönt inte ter sig skönt
course
SANK02 20201
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Social anthropology, natur-based rehabilitation, green therapy, womens’ shelter, biophilia
language
Swedish
id
9003344
date added to LUP
2020-01-28 12:22:12
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2020-01-29 03:38:42
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  abstract     = {This paper discusses whether nature as a healing power and a source for recuperation is of universal character, or if the many benefits from nature might be a result of a social and a cultural construction. Many studies show that nature is associated with better mental and physical health. Humans are said to have an innate connection to nature and natural processes as a heritage from when we were living on the savannah, when finding refuge and food were the most important things in our daily life. But most research tend to completely avoid or exclude the cultural aspects while studying nature’s impact on us humans. In nature-based rehabilitation and other green therapies – as for example Shinrin yoku, forrest bathing, the absence of the cultural perspective leaves me with several questions regarding its general application. Ethnologists tell us a lot about our relation to nature overtimes and the way we ́ve created a positive core value out of nature in a search for more human and warm values in a postindustrial era. In this paper I will expose my personal experience from working with women from many different countries in a women ́s shelter in the countryside and the problems we faced in relation to the chosen area.},
  author       = {Löwenthal, Victoria},
  keyword      = {Social anthropology,natur-based rehabilitation,green therapy,womens’ shelter,biophilia},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Är naturen i sig läkande?},
  year         = {2020},
}